Macallan Lalique 50yo ‘breaks UK auction record’By Amy Hopkins
A bottle of The Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old is said to be the “most expensive non-charity bottle sold at any UK auction” after fetching more £65,210 (US$83,763).
The bottle was sold through Whisky-Online Auctions earlier this month.
During the same sale, a bottle of 50-year-old The 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.
“On the flip side, however, the fact it sold for less than half the price of the Lalique also says something about the unique power of Macallan’s modern day iconic series.”
Other highlights of the auction include a 48-year-old Karuizawa 1964, 42-year-old Black Bowmore, Ardbeg 1967, and Talisker 1955.
Earlier this month, a collection of six Lalique-bottled Macallan whiskies aged 50 to 65-years fetched almost US$1 million in Hong Kong – becoming the most expensive collection of whisky ever sold at auction.