An extremely rare Macallan M recently sold for $628,000 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong and thus achieved a new world record for the most expensive whisky ever sold at auction. The world’s most sophisticated single malt whisky in a beautifully designed and meticulously crafted 6 liter crystal decanter beat the previous record – 64 Year Old the Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue which was sold for $460,000 at Sotheby’s New York.
“We are absolutely delighted at the generosity of the successful bidder of the “M” 6L decanter Constantine in securing such a wonderful contribution to a number of Hong Kong charities and at the same time setting a new world record for The Macallan. It is testimony to the craft, quality and passion underpinning the creation of this great decanter. It is a very proud moment for us,” said David Cox of The Macallan
The gorgeous bottle is result of collaboration between designer Fabien Baron, Lalique crystal, and Macallan. This rare bottle features engraved autographs of Baron, Denz and Dalgarno, and is one of four specially crafted by Lalique. Each decanter took 17 craftsmen, including two with the prestigious title, “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, more than 50 hours to complete. Two of the four bottles will be archived by The Macallan, while a private collector in Asia has snapped up the last one.
According to a statement by Sotheby’s, all net sale proceeds from The Macallan M will be donated to a host of local charities in Hong Kong.