Mcallan Land World Record with $377k Whisky Sale

By Paul Joseph

Scottish whisky makers Macallan has set a new world record with the sale of four bottles from its Lalique Six Pillars collection for $377,000.

The collection is one of the finest from the Macallan house and comprises prestigious spirits including the Exceptional Oak Casks, Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills, Finest Cut, Natural Color and Peerless Spirit.

Sold at the Whiskey’s Auctioneer’s December edition, the Macallan spirits in question included the 50-Year-Old, 55-Year-Old, 57-Year-Old and 60-Year-Old variants from the Six Pillars ensemble.

The sale also marked a new record, one that was previously held by four bottles from the same series that were auctioned for $349,000.

Commenting on the record-breaking sale, Iain McClune, director of Whisky Auctioneer, said: “We are beyond delighted to feature these exceptional bottles in our auction. They represent the absolute pinnacle of rare whisky collecting and investing.

“Our most recent auction result illustrates that the very highest end of the secondary market, which was once the preserve of the traditional auction house and its attendees, is now accessible via online auction.

“A positive development that makes the buying and selling of whisky an easier and more straightforward process that is open to all.”

Other sales at Whiskey Auctioneer’s December edition included the Hibiki Arita Decanter, which fetched $22,000 and a Bruichladdich 1960 Sherry Cask 100 Proof that yielded $12,800.

Based in Scotland since 1824, The Macallan Estate has a global reputation as one of the world’s finest distillers of single malt whisky.

By Paul Joseph