Luxury Scotch whisky bottle sells for record-breaking $2M at auction

A bottle of Macallan 1926 Scotch whisky, which was barreled in 1926 and bottled in 1986, recently sold at auction for a record-breaking price of $2.1 million. Sotheby's, the auction house that oversaw the sale, had originally expected the bottle to sell for between $934,000 and $1.4 million. This sale shattered previous records for spirits of its kind.

The Macallan 1926 is an extremely rare bottle of whisky, with only 40 bottles ever produced. These bottles were not made available for sale, but rather were distributed as gifts to clients and top customers of the distillery. This exclusivity, combined with the whisky's age and quality, has made it highly sought after by collectors.

The price tag for this bottle of whisky equates to approximately $131,000 per shot. This highlights the value that collectors place on rare and unique spirits.

This is not the first time that Sotheby's has sold a bottle of Macallan 1926 at a record-breaking price. In 2019, the auction house sold a bottle for $1.9 million, which held the record until this recent sale.

The Macallan 1926 is considered the most sought-after Scotch whisky, and its high prices at auction reflect its desirability among collectors. The bottle that was sold recently was the first of its kind to undergo a restoration process overseen by the Macallan distillery in Scotland.

The sale of the Macallan 1926 was part of Sotheby's "Weekend of Whisky" event, which featured a wide range of exclusive and expensive spirits from around the world. This event attracted collectors and enthusiasts who were willing to pay top dollar for these rare bottles.

Overall, the sale of the Macallan 1926 for $2.1 million is a significant event in the world of whisky collecting. It demonstrates the continued demand for rare and unique spirits, and the willingness of collectors to pay high prices to acquire them.


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