At an auction in Scotland, the target world record for a bottle of whiskey was missed. The highest bid for the 0.75 liter bottle “The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare” was loud auxenhaus Eventually in one million pounds (about 1.16 million euros).
In the autumn of 2019, a bottling from the same barrel went under the hammer for just under £1.5 million. Whiskey comes from a legendary supply, for lovers it is called the “holy grail”.
The whiskey auctioneer wrote on its website, “Extraordinary Macallan casks and cask number 263.” “It’s hard to find the right superlative for this European oak barrel that was filled almost 100 years ago” – Maybe that’s exactly right. In 1986, a total of 40 bottles were filled from barrels, of which only 14 carry the coveted Fine and Rare label.
The spirit belongs to a collection of a total of 3900 bottles put together by American entrepreneur Richard Gooding. He had traveled to Scotland repeatedly for decades and bought bottles from nearly every whiskey distillery. Over 1900 bottles were offered, with the first part of the collection being auctioned off a year earlier.
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