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Whisky Advocate: Sotheby’s Ultimate Whisky Collection Shatters Records

October 28, 2019

Sotheby’s, London regained the world record for the most expensive bottle of whisky sold at auction on Oct. 24, when the 1926 Macallan Fine & Rare 60 year old sold as part of The Ultimate Whisky Collection. With buyer’s premiums, the bottle fetched £1,452,000 ($1,873,951), making it the fifth time a bottle of 1926 Macallan 60 year old has broken $1 million at auction.

The single-owner whisky collection made $10 million in total, with 100% of lots sold—and a substantial number exceeding Sotheby’s high estimates. This auction marked the highest-value wine or spirits sale ever held by Sotheby’s, London, and a remarkable debut for Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s newly appointed spirits specialist. Whisky Advocate has a full recap of the record-breaking auction.—Jonny McCormick

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