Every sip would cost a fortune: In Scotland, a particularly fine whiskey has been auctioned at high prices. The previous record was not broken, however.
At an auction in Scotland that is the target World record for a bottle Whisky been missed.
The highest bid for the 0.75-liter bottle “The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare” was ultimately one million pounds (around 1,157,000 euros). In autumn 2019, a bottling from the same barrel went under the hammer for just under 1.5 million pounds.
The whiskey comes from a legendary supply, for lovers it is the “holy grail”. In 1986 a total of 40 bottles were filled from the barrel, only 14 of which bear the iconic fine-and-rare label.
Whiskey was part of a large collection
The spirit belongs to a collection of a total of 3,900 bottles put together by the US entrepreneur Richard Gooding. He had traveled to Scotland again and again for decades and had bought bottles from almost every whiskey distillery. More than 1,900 bottles were on offer, and the first part of the collection had already been auctioned a year ago.
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