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Whisky Advocate: Sotheby’s Whisky Auction Sets New U.S. Record

October 15, 2018

A new U.S. auction record for whisky was set at Sotheby’s in New York this past Saturday, although the price of $843,200 fell short of breaking the current world record, according to Whisky Advocate.

The sale of The Macallan Peter Blake 1926 60-year-old was the fourth bottle from that vintage offered at auction this year. The first three, sold in Asia and Europe, all topped $1 million each. Saturday’s sale of the Peter Blake bottling topped the previous U.S. record set in 2010 by the 1.5-liter Macallan 64-year-old in Lalique Cire Perdue, which sold for $460,000.

The current world record for the most expensive bottle of whisky sold at auction is held by the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60-year-old, which went for $1.1 million on October 3 at Bonham’s in Edinburgh. That price beat the first million-dollar bottles that sold in Hong Kong in May. The Bonham’s Edinburgh auction also saw a bottle of Macallan Peter Blake 1926 60-year-old sell for $1,014,273. Whisky Advocate has more.

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