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Whisky collection sells for almost £6.7m at auction

Written by on 24/02/2021

One bottle of whisky fetched a whopping £1m at auction as part of an impressive 3,900-strong collection that became the highest-value of its kind.

Containing liquid distilled nearly a century ago, the Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare 60-year-old is one of 14 in the world adorned with the “Fine and Rare” label.

It fetched a six-figure sum by itself in the private collection of 3,900 single malts, which went under the hammer for around £6.7m in total.

Other notable whiskies included the Balvenie 1961 Vintage cask and the Dallas Dhu 1921 Private Cask 64-year-old, which is a historic malt from one of Scotland’s “lost” distilleries.

The incredible array of bottles attracted the attention of 1,557 different bidders from 54 countries on the final day of the online auction.

It became the highest-value private collection ever to sell on the secondary market at an auction dedicated to one single collector’s whisky.

Iain McClune, founder of Whisky Auctioneer, said: “This auction was solely dedicated to one collector’s magnificent library of whisky- a man who was dedicated to building the perfect collection.”

He added that the sale was “one for the record books”, not just for Whisky Auctioneer but also for the whisky industry as a whole.

 Sky News

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