Macallan creates history by selling four bottles for a record $377,500


When it comes to Whiskey, no one makes them quite like the Macallan. After selling an ample number of rare spirits, the marquee has set yet another benchmark for itself by retailing four bottles from the Macallan Lalique Six Pillars collection for a recording breaking price at a recent auction.

The Lalique Six Pillars collection is one of the finest from the Macallan house and comprises of uber-fine spirts, namely the Exceptional Oak Casks, Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills, Finest Cut, Natural Color and Peerless Spirit. Sold at the Whiskey’s Auctioneer’s December edition, the Macallan spirits in question included the 50-Year-Old, 55-Year-Old, 57-Year-Old and 60-Year-Old variants from the Six Pillars ensemble, all of which collectively went down for a whopping figure of £296,500 ($3,77,500). The sale also marked a new record, one that was previously held by four bottles from the same series that were auctioned for £272,000.

Commenting on the record-breaking sale, Iain McClune, director of Whisky Auctioneer, said: “We are beyond delighted to feature these exceptional bottles in our auction. They represent the absolute pinnacle of rare whisky collecting and investing.” He further added, “Our most recent auction result illustrates that the very highest end of the secondary market, which was once the preserve of the traditional auction house and its attendees, is now accessible via online auction. A positive development that makes the buying and selling of whisky an easier and more straightforward process that is open to all.’ Other remarkable sales at Whiskey Auctioneer’s December edition include the Hibiki Arita Decanter sold for £17,500 and a Bruichladdich 1960 Sherry Cask 100 Proof that went down for £10,000.

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