The $54K 1926 Macallan – Most expensive Scotch ever sold by Christie’s
Last Saturday was a great day for the collectors of distilled spirits. Christie’s hosted the first spirits auction in New York since prohibition. Some of the rare whiskies were expected to fetch up to $30,000 per bottle. Startlingly, a 1926 Macallan, bottled in 1986, went for US $54,000 and was announced as the most expensive bottle of Scotch ever sold by Christie’s anywhere in the world. We have already talked about the expensive Macallan Fine and Rare collection. The bottle that spent 60 years in wood barrel was expected to go for between $20,000 and $30,000, but fetched a whopping US $54,000. In all, NYWines/Christies sold 100 lots of spirits for US $304,800.