It’s Official – “Most Expensive Whisky Sold at Auction” – The Macallan

Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique, Cire Perdue whisky
Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique, Cire Perdue Whisky

It’s taken about two years since the significant event, but the Guinness World Records has awarded The Macallan the distinction of being  the “most expensive whisky sold at auction.”

Now the definitive world record holder, David Cox who is the Director of Fine and Rare Whiskies for The Macallan was quoted, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Guinness World Record(tm) for the most expensive whisky sold at auction. This major accolade from such a world-renowned and respected organization proves once and for all that The Macallan is the world record holder.”

The Macallan was founded in 1824 and is proudly one of the world’s most admired and awarded single malt whiskies.

Back in November 2010, The Macallan and Lalique teamed together to auction off the oldest whisky ever bottled by the distillery to benefit charity.

The Macallan’s 64 Years Old in Lalique, Cire Perdue sold at that Sotheby’s auction in 2010 for a record breaking price of $460,000!

The 64 Years Old Single Malt whisky is a one-of-a kind Lalique crystal decanter that housed the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled by the famous whisky distillery. The whisky had been vatted from three casks, all built from sherry seasoned Spanish oak.


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