World’s costliest booze offered as whisky bottle flogged for enormous £2.1million

A bottle of 97-year-old booze has been flogged at public sale for the eye-watering quantity of £2.1million.

The bottle of Macallan 1926 single malt whisky is now the most costly wine or spirit ever offered at public sale, and was often called probably the most sought-after in existence. Sold by the specialists at Sotheby’s over the weekend, it really went for double the estimate value.

Oddly, the bottle is open, and the in-house skilled had a “tiny drop” of it earlier than it went on sale. Jonny Fowle mentioned: “It’s very wealthy, it is acquired loads of dried fruit as you’ll count on, loads of spice, loads of wooden.

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One expert had a tipple . . . and like it
One skilled had a tipple . . . and prefer it

“It is the one whisky that each auctioneer needs to promote and each collector needs to personal”.

It is not known who sold the bottle, or why they chose to part with it, nor has the buyer been made public by the auction house.

Although some bottles of Macallan can be bought for a more reasonable price of around £80, the company is known for it’s extremely expensive, super-rare bottles, such as the 1928 anniversary malt, bottle in 1983, priced at a whopping £245,000, according to the experts at Hard To Find Whisky.

It is one of the most sought-after bottles on Earth
It is among the most sought-after bottles on Earth

That one is described as being “one of the Holy Grails of rare and collectable whisky”, and is one “one of only 500 bottles in perfect, as new condition, supplied in its original leather strapped wooden crate and complete with a personal letter of authenticity from the then Chairman of Macallan Allan G. Shiach.”

However, you do not have to be a millionaire to purchase a bottle of Macallan, as 15-year-old single malt scotch whisky is presently accessible from John Lewis for a barely extra affordable – though nonetheless greater than the worth of a mean weekly meals store for a household of 4 – £165.

What a discount.

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