The saying “the older the better” is often associated with wine because the aging process is said to improve its taste and aroma. When it comes to the sale of old wines around the world, the name that comes to mind is Macallon, which is very rare. Whiskey that recently set a record at Sotheby’s auction in London. A rare 1926 Macallan single-malt whiskey sold for $2.7 million (approximately ₹ 22 crore) at Sotheby’s and has created history after the auction. When the bidding took place there was a war-like atmosphere.
Sotheby’s official Instagram page also shared a glimpse of the rare whiskey along with a detailed note, reading, “An auction record has been set for a bottle of whiskey, a rare bottle of whiskey fetches $2.7 million (£2.1 million) – breaking the record for the most expensive wine or spirit ever sold at auction. The Macallan 1926 (featuring the Valerio Adami label) sold for GBP 2.1m / USD 2.7m – almost three times the low estimate. The previous record of GBP 1.5m/USD 1.9m was achieved at Sotheby’s in 2019 for the Fine and Rare edition.
The Macallan 1926 Single Malt is one of the world’s most sought-after bottles of Scotch whisky. On Saturday, the head of the whiskey auction house at Sotheby’s said he had already been allowed to taste “a tiny drop” of it. “It’s very rich, there’s a lot of dried fruit in it,” he told AFP news agency. You would expect, a lot of spice, a lot of wood.” The whiskey took 60 years to mature in dark oak sherry casks before becoming one of only 40 bottled in 1986.