What do you get when you combine a Lalique bottle with a rare Macallan vintage? An auction record, that’s what.
A bottle of The Macallan Lalique 50 year old has sold for £65,210 (roughly $83,763) making it the “most expensive non-charity bottle sold at any UK auction, according to the Spirits Business magazine.
The bottle was sold through Whisky-Online Auctions earlier this month, where a bottle of Macallan 1928 vintage also fetched £25,000.
“The fact that this legendary bottle finished up at – again a new record price – £25,100, even without a box and not in tip top condition speaks volumes about the desirability and potency of this famous bottling,” said Whisky-Online Auctions in a blog post.
A 48-year-old Karuizawa 1964, 42-year-old Black Bowmore, Ardbeg 1967, and Talisker 1955 were all also sold.
It seems like almost weekly collectable whiskies are seeing record sale prices. Recently Dalmore released 12 bottles that can be bought directly from the distillery for $1.2 million. Meanwhile, Macallan auctioned a collection of six whiskies aged between 50 and 65 years fetched almost US$1 million in Hong Kong.