Rare Bottle of Macallan Whisky Fetches Record $2.7 Million at Auction


A bottle of Macallan Adami 1926 Scotch whisky sells for a staggering $2.7 million at Sotheby’s auction, setting a new record in the spirits industry.

The Record-Breaking Sale

A highly sought-after bottle of Macallan Adami 1926 Scotch whisky set a new auction record by selling for almost 2.2 million pounds ($2.7 million) at Sotheby’s in London.

Limited and Luxurious

The Macallan 1926 is an exceptionally rare whisky, with only 40 bottles produced in 1986 after being aged in sherry casks for 60 years. Among these, twelve bottles featured labels designed by Italian painter Valerio Adami.

Whisky Industry Milestone

According to Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s global head of spirits, the sale of The Macallan 1926 is a momentous occasion for the whisky industry as a whole, reflecting its immense popularity among collectors and auctioneers.

Unprecedented Reconditioning

The bottle sold at the auction underwent reconditioning by the distillery, involving the replacement of the cork and application of new glue to the bottle labels. This meticulous process ensured its pristine condition for the sale.

Exquisite Tasting Notes

Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell, described the 60-year-old Macallan Adami 1926 as having rich notes of dark fruits, black cherry compote, sticky dates, and sweet antique oak, along with hints of dark chocolate, treacle, and ginger.