A 60-year-old bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 could break the world record for the most expensive whisky sold at auction when it’ goes under the hammer this autumn.
The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60-year-old is one of just 12 bottles created by the Speyside distillery in the 1980s. It is expected to sell for up to £900,000 (US$1.14 million) when it goes under the hammer in Edinburgh on October 3.
The bottle, which is presented in a specially commissioned cabinet inspired by a traditional spirit safe, was originally bought by the seller from the Macallan distillery for an undisclosed sum in 1994.
It is not known how many bottles of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 still exist. One is said to have been destroyed in an earthquake in Japan in 2011, and it is believed that at least one of them has been consumed.
Martin Green, whisky specialist at Bonhams Edinburgh, said: ‘The Macallan 1926 60-year-old has been described as the Holy Grail of whisky.