A bottle of whisky sells for $1.9 million at auction, breaking all previous records.


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On Thursday, October 24, a bottle of whisky sold for $1.9 million, shattering records once more.
The Macallan Fine and Rare 60-Year-Old 1926 was auctioned off as the most expensive bottle of wine or spirit ever.
This is the second time at auction that a vintage bottle of this type has made history. A bottle from the same Macallan batch set a new record last year when it sold for $1.2 million at Christie’s in London.

The highly desired bottle originates from cask number 263, which was distilled in 1926. Only 14 of the 40 bottles taken from the barrel were given the Fine and Rare Label, which was the subject of Thursday’s auction item.

“The electricity in the auction room was palpable,” said Sotheby’s Spirits Specialist Jonny Fowle in a statement. “There were cheers when the hammer fell on the Macallan Fine and Rare 1926, in what has to be one of the most exciting moments in the history of whisky sales.”

The 700 ml bottle holds approximately 45 15 ml pours, or to almost $42,000 each pour for its new owners.
The 1926 Macallan was the star of the auction, which comprised over 460 bottles of Scotch from a connoisseur’s private collection. The entire collection was sold for $10 million, making Sotheby’s the first auction house to sell a single-owner whisky collection.

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