If you are looking for a unique drink to celebrate the holidays, or toast the New Year, look no further than a bottle of 1926 Macallan whisky (only 40 bottles were produced). The whisky was distilled over 90 years ago and aged in a European oak cask for 60 years; it has now become known as the “Holy Grail” of whisky. A bottle of 1926 Macallan was offered in a sale titled ‘The Ultimate Whisky Collection’ and became the star of the 392 lots (467 bottles), all offered by a single American collector.
You may remember a little over a year ago, I wrote about one of the bottles that sold for $1.1M. Since then, several others have made it to the auction block, each bringing more than a million dollars. This bottle smashed its estimate of £350 – 450K ($450-550K) when it sold for £1.45M ($1.9M). Not sure I would really appreciate the taste enough to open it, but if you are the lucky owner, you might as well drink up and enjoy because at some point, it could go bad, or the seal will leak, or worst of all — someone will pick up the bottle a drop it! Now, in case you are wondering, the entire sale was expected to bring in between $4.9 and $5.9 million and when the bidding was over, almost $10 million was paid out. That makes for some very expensive shots! Happy Holidays!!