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The Macallan breaks auction world record

Guinness World Records has awarded The Macallan the accolade of “most expensive whisky sold at auction.”

The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique sold at auction for $460,000 (£291,125), with all proceeds benefiting charity: water, an organisation that provides access to clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

The one-of-a kind Lalique crystal decanter housed the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled by the distillery, a 64 Year Old single malt whisky. The historic auction which took place at Sotheby’s in New York in November 2010 was the culmination of a 12-city “tour du monde” of the decanter.

David Cox, director of fine and rare whiskies for The Macallan said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Guinness World Record for the most expensive whisky sold at auction. This major accolade from such a world-renowned and respected organisation, proves once and for all that The Macallan is the world record holder.”

“We had a phenomenal response around the world to this very special and rare decanter and I feel it is a fitting tribute to the inspiring project which managed to raise a staggering $600,000 overall for charity: water.”


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