The saying “the older the better” is often associated with wine because the aging process is said to improve its flavor and aroma. Talking about the sale of old liquor around the world, the name of Macallan comes which is a very rare whiskey which recently made a record in Sotheby’s auction in London. A rare 1926 Macallan single-malt whiskey has created history after selling for $2.7 million (approximately ₹ 22 crore) at Sotheby’s. When the bidding took place for its auction, there was a war-like atmosphere.
Sotheby’s official Instagram page also shared a glimpse of the rare whiskey along with a detailed note, reading, “An auction record has been set for a bottle of whiskey, a rare bottle of whiskey fetches $2.7 million (£2.1 million) – breaking the record for the most expensive wine or spirit ever sold at auction. The Macallan 1926 (featuring the Valerio Adami label) sold for GBP 2.1m / USD 2.7m – almost three times the low estimate. The previous record for the Fine & Rare edition was achieved at Sotheby’s in 2019 at GBP 1.5m/USD 1.9m.”
Why is whiskey sold so expensive?
The Macallan 1926 Single Malt is one of the world’s most sought-after bottles of Scotch whisky. On Saturday, the head of the whiskey auction house at Sotheby’s said he had already been allowed to taste “a tiny drop” of it. “It’s very rich, there’s a lot of dried fruit in it,” he told AFP news agency. You would expect, a lot of spice, a lot of wood.” The whiskey took 60 years to mature in dark oak sherry casks before becoming one of only 40 bottled in 1986.
People made different types of comments
Many users were impressed with the vintage whiskey after learning about the auction. However, many people wondered what the promotion was about.
One comment read, “I guess some people consider this a spectacular achievement for all mankind?”
Some people wondered what was the use of such an expensive drink. “But will buyers embrace it or just sit on it?”
One comment read, “It’s an expensive hangover.”
Some praised the vintage drink, calling it a “beautiful label.”
At the same time, many people claimed it to be “unbelievable”.