Whiskey: 1926 Macallan single-malt whiskey created history, sold for crores in auction
WHISKEY: The sale of an extraordinary 1926 Macallan single-malt whiskey named Valerio Adami made history at a recent auction at Sotheby’s, London. After the bidding process, the whiskey fetched $2.7 million (approximately Rs 22 crore). This special whiskey has been praised by connoisseurs as the ‘most sought-after’ whiskey in the world and is part of an exclusive collection of 40 bottles, all distilled in 1926 and barrel aged 60 years. After aging, bottling was done in 1986.
Of the 40 bottles, 14 had famous fine and rare labels, two were unlabeled and one was hand-painted by Irish artist Michael Dillon. This isn’t the first time the Macallan 1926 bottle has made headlines. In 2019, one of these bottles sold for $1.86 million, breaking the previous record for the highest price ever paid for a bottle at auction.
This isn’t the first time the MacLlan 1926 bottle has made headlines. In 2019, one of these bottles sold for $1.86 million, breaking the previous record for the highest price paid for a bottle at auction.
Speaking to The Associated Press, Johnny Fowle, Sotheby’s global head of spirits, said: ‘McLain 1926 is a whiskey that every auctioneer wants to sell and every collector wants to own. ‘I’m very excited to bring a bottle to auction at Sotheby’s for the first time since setting the record for this vintage four years ago.’