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A very rare bottle of The Macallan 1926 recently went under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction.

The bottle was described by the auction house as the “most valuable whisky in the world”.

Experts expected the bottle to be sold for something between £750,000 and £1.2 million, but it raised much more than that. In the end, the whisky was sold for the record-breaking amount of  £2,187,500.

According to Sotheby’s the sale set a new record for any bottle of spirit or wine sold at auction.

In 2019, Sotheby’s auctioned off another Macallan 1926 bottle. At the time it sold for £1.5 million and it held the record for the most expensive bottle ever sold until this week.

While most of us will be forced to use our imaginations when it comes to the taste of this specific whisky, Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s head of whisky, had the privilege of sampling the whisky before it went on sale.

“I tasted a tiny drop – a tiny drop- of this. It’s very rich, it’s got a lot of dried fruit as you would expect, a lot of spice, a lot of wood.”

It’s believed that there are only 40 bottles that were bottled from the specific cask 263 in 1986. Macallan is based in Moray, Scotland.

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