Skip to comments.Bottle of The Macallan 1926 sells for record £1.5m
Posted on 10/26/2019 4:55:02 AM PDT by dynachrome
The Macallan 1926 60-year-old single malt from cask number 263 had been estimated to sell for between £350,000 and £450,000.
Sotheby's, which held the auction, did not release the identity of the buyer.
The previous auction record for a single bottle of Scotch was £1.2m, set by another bottle from the same cask in November last year.
Sotheby's described The Macallan 1926 from cask number 263 as the "holy grail" of whisky.
Iconic bottles The cask, which was distilled in 1926 and bottled in 1986, produced only 40 bottles.
The bottle featured at the auction as part of what Sotheby's termed the "ultimate whisky collection".
The entire collection of 467 bottles in 394 lots sold for £7,635,619 - about double the pre-auction estimate.
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I’d be impressed, if I liked Scotch.
Jeez, and I thought it was hard trying to get a bottle of Pappy’s!
Mix that with some 7up and I’ll bet it’s pretty good.
and if you actually drink it, you are destroy an artifact of cultural history.
I wonder if it’s any good. Wine that is decades old sometimes turns to vinegar.
This is Scotch, not wine. It definitely did not turn to vinegar.
Good Scotch sometimes turns to urine around here.
You don’t drink it,..you sip it, gargle, and spit it back in the bottle, and that’s about $50k/gargle.
“Jeez, and I thought it was hard trying to get a bottle of Pappys!”
Had a fellow buy me a shot of 50 year old Pappy’s once, before I knew what is was...
It was wonderful.
Had a bad hangover the next morning...
The reason wine gets expensive is it changes chemically in the bottle as it ages. Most expensive wines are designed to age and become more interesting. It’s quite an art to know what wine will age well, and impossible to know what it will become.
Distilled liquors don’t age in the bottle; They don’t change at all.
I think it’s crazy to pay big bucks for an old bottle of whisky.
Do you put something like that out to show off, or do you need to hide it in a climate controlled bunker?
50 YO?! Wow, that stuff is $250 a bottle here in North Central Florida (my daughter works at ABC Liquor). The 15 YO Family Reserve is “only” $125 a bottle (when you can get it...)
I don't care. Great scotch is to be sipped. '59 Bordeaux is to be poured and enjoyed. Classic cars and motorcycles are to be driven and ridden. Beautiful wooden boats need to rip the lake.
People that want an artifact of cultural history to sit unused should go buy a painting.
“Wow, that stuff is $250 a bottle here in North Central Florida...”
I live in Montana and all liquor is regulated by the state so, naturally we pay more.
The Wife’s relatives live in Minnesota so we stockpile when we visit (by car, naturally).
I personally like The Dimple Pinch scotch, it’s $55 here but less than $30 in Minnesota...
“Distilled liquors dont age in the bottle; They dont change at all.”
The points here are:
1) It was aged for 60 years in a barrel
2) Only 40 bottles were produced
3) This is one of the 40
4) The last time one of these 40 were sold, it fetched 1.2 million pounds.
It’s a rarity thing and a damn good investment.
Has it been in a cask, all along? Doesn’t it cease to “age,” once bottled?
A fool and his money. The buyer would have done better throwing those thousands out the window.
I still hold a grudge against Pinch, dating back to the mid-80s. Epic hangover, entirely my fault, but still....
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