Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, a bottle of the world’s most expensive whisky, could fetch $1.4 million at Sotheby’s London auction.

A bottle of the world’s most expensive whisky, The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, is set to go under the hammer. The 97-year-old bottle of Macallan will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London and is estimated to fetch $1.45 million. So sought-after is this dram that advance bidding will kick off on November 1st. According to Mirror, another Macallan 1926 was sold in 2019 by the auction house for a record-breaking £1.5 million.

Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s global head of spirits, said, “The Macallan 1926 is the one whisky that every auctioneer wants to sell, and every collector wants to own.” Even raising a toast won’t be a cheap affair, as a single 25ml shot would be worth between $30,000 and $67,000. The cask was distilled in 1926 and aged perfectly in sherry casks for sixty years before being bottled in 1986. Only 40 bottles were produced and were exclusively offered to The Macallan’s top clients.

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In 2018, a single bottle of Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold for $1.1 million.

Every time one of these bottles appears at an auction, the results are record-breaking. Come November 18th, The Macallan Adami 1926 will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London. “I am extremely excited to bring a bottle to a Sotheby’s auction for the first time since we set the record for this vintage four years ago. Working alongside our friends at the Macallan distillery to recondition and perform clinical analysis on this bottle and liquid has elevated it to an unparalleled status. Now, as the bedrock for all Macallan 1926 authenticity and with its condition approved by master distiller Kirsten Campbell, this must surely be the most desirable bottle of whisky ever to come to the market,” Fowle stated.

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