Iconic record-breaking whisky auctions

24th September, 2020 by Melita Kiely

The Macallan 30-year-old Sherry hogshead

Cask-auctionRenowned for its record-breaking powers at auction, The Macallan added another world-record title to its growing list of achievements after a 30-year-old Sherry hogshead sold for UK$4.5 million (around US$572,000 at the time) during a Bonhams Hong Kong sale. Pre-sale estimates expected the cask to sell for between UK$3.6m-HK$4.6m (US$460,000-US$588,000).

The liquid inside the cask was distilled in 1989 and the buyer had permission to store the cask at The Macallan distillery for as long as they wished, or they could decant it into 261 bottles.

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