The auction for the world’s oldest scotch whisky, the Macallan 1940 Reach 81-year-old, has begun, with bids already reaching $253,000

The world’s oldest” Scotch whisky is 81 years old, and it’s going under the hammer. Bids for the Macallan 1940 Reach 81-Year-Old begin at $253,000, calling whiskey lovers to give their best shot for the best shot there is. The whisky known as “The Reach” was distilled in 1940, amidst the early days of the Second World War, and has undergone a lengthy 81-year maturation period in a single cask that was seasoned with sherry.

A heavy plinth created by Scottish sculptor Saskia Robinson holds the mouth-blown glass decanter. A stunning artwork, it features three bronze hands honoring three people behind the whiskey, namely Master Whisky Maker Kirsteen Campbell, Allan Shiach, who is the grandson of Dr. Allan Shiach, who ran the distillery in 1940, and the distillery workers.

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The beautiful masterpiece comes encased in a well-crafted cabinet made with wood from a fallen elm tree that was planted on the Macallan Estate in 1940. With so much history and creative synergy, the result can only be as fantastic as the Macallan 1940 Reach 81-Year-Old. This remarkable journey is documented in a beautifully presented book that details the release. This is one of 288 decanters which also includes a professional flight case. The Macallan 1940 Reach 81-Year-Old is available to bid on now on Whisky Auctioneer.

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