Blowing minds of liquor collectors, a rare bottle of whisky has been sold for a world record whopping Rs 8.24 crore (£848,750) at an auction.
Popular as “the Holy Grail of whisky”, the bottle of the 1926 Macallan Valerio Adami attracted attention from some of the world’s most serious collectors.
According to reports, it fetched a hammer price of £700,000 plus a buyer’s premium of £148,750 in the auction at Bonhams in Edinburgh on Wednesday.
The whisky is officially described as a 60-year-old, having been created in 1926 and bottled in 1986.
“I am delighted at this exceptional result. It is a great honour to have established a new world record, and particularly exciting to have done so here in Scotland, the home of whisky. The Macallan 1926 60-year-old has been described as the Holy Grail of whisky,” Martin Green, the Bonhams whisky specialist in Edinburgh was quoted in a report.
“Its exceptional rarity and quality puts it in a league of its own, and the world’s most serious whisky collectors will wait patiently for many years for a bottle to come on to the market.”
Bonhams said the previous world record was set by the auction house in May this year when another bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold for £814,081.
Macallan commissioned two Pop Artists – Valerio Adami and Peter Blake – to design labels for a very limited edition of 24 bottles. Twelve carried the Adami label and 12 had the Blake design.