A Bottle Of Scotch Whisky Just Sold For A Record $1.1 Million

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If you enjoy a nice glass of whisky, you’re probably okay with dropping $40 to $50 for a nice, well-aged bottle, but you’re probably not willing to spend upwards of $1 million, right? Well, in Edinburgh, Scotland, a bottle of rare single-malt Scotch recently sold for $1.1 million. It’s now the most expensive bottle of whisky to ever be sold at auction, beating the record of $1 million set back in May at an auction in Hong Kong.

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Both auctions were run by famed auction house Bonhams. The winning bidder (if you could call forking over that amount cash for a 750-milliliter bottle winning) got to take home a bottle of 60-year-old Macallan Valerio Adami 1926. The whisky was produced in 1926 and sat for 60 years before being bottled in 1986.

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Experts consider this bottle the “Holy Grail” of whisky, hence the high price. The bottle was also one of 24 in a limited-edition set designed by pop artists Valerio Adami and Peter Blake.

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This world record likely won’t even last a week. Another bottle of The Macallan 1926 is set to be auctioned off by Sotheby’s on Oct. 13. Only 40 bottles of this specific offering were produced. A dozen were given to English artist Sir Peter Blake (known for co-creating the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover) to design; the rest were given to Adami.

If you happen to come into a lot of money in the next week and really enjoy ancient Scotch, make sure you stop by Sotheby’s and put in a bid. Or go to your local liquor store and buy a bottle of The Macallan 12. It’s pretty good too.