A rare decanter of the Macallan Lalique 55-Year-Old was the top lot at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on December 7, selling for £82,960 ($109,960 USD). Numbered 412 out of a limited edition of 420, the decanter came in a presentation case accompanied by a crystal stopper. It had been estimated at £65,000-85,000.
“Released in 2007, the 55-year-old was the second in the famous Macallan Lalique Six Pillars collection and is much sought after by collectors around the world both for its rarity and quality,” explained Martin Green, Bonhams Head of Whisky in Edinburgh. “We had anticipated stiff competition for the decanter and were not disappointed.”
Other highlights included:
- Bowmore-38 year old 1957. Sold for £9,760. Estimate: £8,000-10,000
- Glenfiddich Goodwood-42 year old 1979. Sold for £7,930. Estimate: £8,000-10,000.
- The Macallan 1950. Sold for £6,710. Estimate: £5,000-5,5000.
The sale occurred at 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh Date on Tuesday 7 December at 11 am. For more information, head over to Bonhams’ official website.
Macallan has dominated the top of the whisky auction for some time now. In March, a specialty lot comprising a one-of-a-kind bottle of 1967 whisky from The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages Collection created in collaboration with British pop artist Sir Peter Blake auctioned for $437,500.
In February, The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare set a new record for most expensive bottle of whisky, or any spirit, as it went for $1.4 million. Last month, the Scotch brand added The 1990 Edition to its Fine & Rare Collection.