Pair of 1926 Macallan whiskies sold for record $1.2m

25th April, 2018 by Lauren Eads

Dubai Airport-based retailer Le Clos has set a world record for the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold following the purchase of two 1926 bottles of The Macallan for $1.2 million.

The two extremely rare bottles of The Macallan 1926 featured labels commissioned by artists Sir Peter Blake and Valerio Adami, and originally retailed for £20,000, with the last known individual bottle sold in 2007 for US$75,000 at Christie’s.

Both bottles were sold to a private collector for US$600,000 each – which almost matches another world held by The Macallan for the most expensive single bottle of whisky sold at auction.

A six-litre decanter of The Macallan M Imperiale in a Lalique decanter was sold by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong for US$628,000 in January 2014,….

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2 Responses to “Pair of 1926 Macallan whiskies sold for record $1.2m”

  1. John says:

    wooaa wooaa wooaa, Macallan auction at $1,2 million

  2. Corbin L Douthitt says:

    Ah,, but is the whiskey any good?

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