From red / dpa
0.75 liter bottle of whiskey for one million pounds: This is “The McLain 1926 Fine and Rare”, acquired at an auction in Scotland. However, this was not a targeted world record.
Perth – An auction in Scotland missed the target world record for a bottle of whiskey. The highest bid for the 0.75 liter bottle “The Macklan 1926 Fine and Rare” was eventually one million pounds (about 1,157,000 euros). In autumn 2019, a bottling from the same barrel went under the hammer for just 1.5 million pounds. Whiskey comes from a mythological supply, for lovers it is a “holy grave”. In 1986, a total of 40 bottles were filled from the barrel, of which only 14 were Fine and Fine labels.
The soul belongs to a collection of a total of 3900 bottles put together by the American entrepreneur Richard Gooding. He had traveled to Scotland repeatedly for decades and bought bottles from almost every whiskey distillery. With over 1900 bottles on offer, the first part of the collection was auctioned a year earlier.
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