Macallan whiskies are known to command high prices, given their quality distillation and premium make. Top these with a rare artwork and you could end up spending a fortune to procure the fine spirit. Proving so is a bottle of the rare Macallan 60-year-old with a Peter Blake label that is all set to sell for a whopping £700,000 or precisely $9,25,981.
Set to be auctioned at the Bonhams whisky sale in Edinburgh next month, The Macallan 60-year-old 1926 has been distilled for more than six decades in an oaken cask brought from Spain, before being bottled in 1986. Its USP is the bottle’s outer label that has been designed by Sir Peter Blake, most famed for creating the iconic cover for The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band. Only 12 of the exclusive bottles were ever designed, one of which was previously sold in May 2018 at Bonhams in Hong Kong for £751,703.
As per Bonhams whisky specialist Martin Green, ‘It (the Macallan in question) is dark honey-gold in color and is almost inconceivably smooth with a luscious hint of dry-sweetness in the malt’. The exclusive spirit was previously in possession of a UK collector (who acquired the bottle on its release in 1986) and is expected to fetch anywhere between £500,000 and £700,000. The whiskey sale will take place March 6 starting at 11am. Well, if you’ve got the money to spare, don’t miss out on buying this beauty!