The Macallan 1926 whisky is as rare as they come. Distilled almost 100 years ago, the whisky has been aged perfectly and stored in the right conditions to ensure its high quality and exclusivity. Two bottles were recently sold to a private collector by Dubai, Le Clos, a luxury retailer of wines & luxury spirits for an astronomical price of $1.2 million each. The whisky was aged for over 60 years on ex-sherry natural wooden casks and were finally bottled in 1986. The sale still holds the world record for the highest price paid for whisky.
The two bottles still have their original artwork and labeling by the famous artists Valerio Adami, and Sir Peter Blake which makes them even more exclusive and desirable. The Macallan 1926 originally retailed at $27,000, with the last known sale in 2007 reaching $75,000. This latest sale pushes the price up into the stratosphere to $600,000 a bottle! The Macallan 1926 is indeed living up to its name and has become a collector’s whiskey.
Macallan already holds the record for the most expensive bottle sold at auction with The Macallan M Imperiale selling for $628,000 a few years ago. The prestige the Macallan brand signifies has intensified with this record-breaking sale which has set the benchmark for years to come! The packaging is as lavish as you would expect from such a grand whisky and high-class brand. A bottle of Macallan is more than just a whisky. As an investment, the price has skyrocketed from $27,000 to $600,000 a bottle in a couple of decades. It would be a tough decision actually to drink that bottle of Macallan whisky!