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World’s Most Sought-After Whisky Up For Auction



The world’s most sought-after whisky is getting ready to go up for auction. And of course, a whisky this prized is going to come at a hefty cost. But do you think it’s worth it?

For whiskey enthusiasts, it doesn’t get any better than this. A bottle of 96-year-old single malt from the renowned Scotch whisky distillery Macallan is set to go up for auction in November – and it could become one of the most expensive rare whiskey bottles ever sold.

With advanced bidding opening on November 1, there will soon be an opportunity to own a piece of history that is sure to make any collector proud.

According to The Associated Press (AP), the bottle of Macallan Adami 1926 may fetch as much as $1.4 million at Sotheby’s in London on November 18th – and that would put it among the most expensive whiskies ever sold. “The Macallan 1926 is the one whisky that every auctioneer wants to sell, and every collector wants to own,” said Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s global head of spirits. “I am extremely excited to bring a bottle to a Sotheby’s auction for the first time since we set the record for this vintage four years ago.”

In 2019, another bottle of Macallan 1926 went up for auction and fetched approximately $1.8 million.

So why such a high price tag? Well according to BBC News, it comes down to rarity. The cask was distilled in 1926 but bottled in 1986 with only 40 bottles produced – none were made available for purchase but instead offered as gifts to top clients by the brand itself.

Of these 40 bottles, 14 were decorated with Macallan’s Fine and Rare label while 12 more including this very special bottle had labels designed by Italian painter Valerio Adami himself! It’s not known how many remain today although sadly one was destroyed following an earthquake disaster in Japan back in 2011 and at least one has been opened and consumed already too.

What makes this specific offering even more unique however is that it has undergone reconditioning by its creators at Macallan Distillery making it officially “the bedrock for all Macallan 1926 authenticity” according Fowle who added: “with its condition approved by master distiller Kirsten Campbell…this must surely be the most desirable bottle of whisky ever to come to the market”. As if anyone needed any more convincing…

What do you think?

Written by Staff Editor

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