The Macallan Fine and Rare sold for a record-breaking $1.9m in 2019
The Macallan distillery and visitor centre are cut into the slope of the landscape. The distillery takes its cues from ancient Scottish earthworks. The undulating roof of the facility has a Scottish wildflower meadow. The distillery is set within a 485-acre estate.
The Macallan Fine and Rare 60-Year-Old hold the status of the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold at auction. In 2019 it sold for a record-breaking $1.9m at Sotheby’s in London. It’s considered the founding father of The Macallan Fine and Rare series – which remains the most coveted whisky collection to this day.
Now, all 14 bottles of The Macallan Fine and Rare 60-year-old are thought to be in private collections. Another of the coveted bottles did go under the virtual hammer in February 2021. It didn’t quite manage to reach the dizzying heights of its 2019 record, selling for $1.38 million, surprising many rare whisky fans.
Craft Irish Whiskey Co. smashed all records on St.Patrick’s Day 2021 when its Emerald Isle Collection in partnership with Fabergé, sold for $2m. However, though technically the Emerald Isle Collection is the most expensive whisky lot ever sold at auction, it can’t quite claim full ownership of the title as a large chunk of the value is down to the exquisitely-crafted 18k gold and emerald Fabergé Celtic Egg and 22k gold Fabergé timepiece encased in rose gold with sapphire crystals, that also comes as part of the set.