Prohibition-era bottle of Macallan whisky auctioned at Sotheby’s for $2.7 million

Source: United Press International

“A vintage bottle of Scotch whisky aged for 60 years was sold at auction Saturday for $2.7 million. The Macallan Adami 1926, hyped by Sotheby’s in London as ‘the most sought-after’ brand of Scotch in the world, fetched the biggest payout in history for a bottle of wine or spirits. The nearly 100-year-old booze sold after an intense bidding war between potential buyers in the room and brokers who called in stakes by phone. Only 40 bottles of the brand were sealed in 1986 after the whisky aged in sherry casks for six decades.” (11/18/23)