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Monday 1 September 2014

Macallan cask sells for HK$2m

7th July, 2014 by Rupert Millar

A cask of 1991 Macallan has sold for nearly HK$2 million at auction in Hong Kong, well above its high estimate.

auction-hammerThe sale of fine and rare spirits by Spink saw a wide array of liquids from rum, to Scotch, Cognac and eaux-de-vies go on sale last Friday.

The highlight of the auction was the sale of a whole cask of 1991 Macallan – the equivalent of 490 bottles.

With an asking price of $1.6m, the hammer eventually came down at $1,952,000.

Other leading lots included a bottle of 1979 Macallan for $19,520, a Louis XIII Cognac from the 1980s for $24,400 and a magnum of 1975 Demerara rum made $17,080.

A collection of grappas from Romano Levi, with original hand-drawn labels, also sold for between $5,000 and $5,500 a bottle.

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