Swerd Media – Breaking News: Macallan Whisky Sets Auction Record, Sold for $2.7 Million
In a staggering sale, a bottle of Scotch whisky has fetched an unprecedented price of almost 2.2 million pounds ($2.7 million) at an auction in London. The Macallan Adami 1926 has broken all records, becoming the most expensive bottle of wine or spirits ever sold at an auction.
Considered the ultimate prized possession by connoisseurs, the Macallan Adami 1926 went through a 60-year aging process in sherry casks before being elegantly bottled in 1986. This limited edition whisky is widely recognized as one of the most sought-after spirits in the world.
Originally, only 40 bottles of the Macallan 1926 were ever created, and of those, only 12 featured labels designed by the renowned Italian artist Valerio Adami. It is this exquisite combination of rarity and artistic flair that has elevated its value to such extraordinary heights.
Interestingly, this auction broke the previous record set by Sotheby’s in 2019 when another bottle from the same cask was sold for nearly 1.5 million pounds. Clearly, the Macallan 1926’s allure and appeal to collectors continues to grow, setting new benchmarks in the whisky industry.
Ahead of the auction, the bottle underwent meticulous reconditioning by the Macallan distillery. The cork was replaced, and new glue was applied to the iconic bottle labels, restoring it to its original splendor.
The final sale price of 2,187,500 pounds includes a buyer’s premium on top of the initial sale price of 1.75 million pounds. However, for the fortunate new owner, the hefty price tag grants the privilege of possessing a truly iconic and rare single malt whisky.
Describing the whisky’s exceptional flavor profile, Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker highlighted its essence of rich dark fruits, black cherry compote, sticky dates, and sweet antique oak, among other exquisite notes. The Macallan Adami 1926 is undoubtedly a beverage that will be savored and treasured by its owner.
The record-breaking sale of the Macallan Adami 1926 is a reflection of the enduring allure of aged whiskies and their ability to transcend time and culture. As the whisky industry continues to captivate enthusiasts around the globe, this remarkable achievement sets a thrilling milestone for its future.
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