Even as the world seems too ill-afford to care about anything else but the ongoing pandemic, looks like when it comes to the price of rare and collectable whisky, it certainly seems like the only way is up!
And looks like it is predominantly Scotch that commands the mightiest price tags amongst global collectors. Suppose whisky aficionados would find it unsurprising that The Macallan reigns supreme when it comes to smashing records under the hammer. In fact, no other Scotch whisky brand comes close…
The Macallan Lalique Six Pillars Collection
This is a set of six crystal decanters from revered French glassmaker and jeweller Lalique, containing some of the rarest of The Macallan’s single malts aged from 50 to 65 years old. Each of the six sought-after limited-edition decanters had originally been single releases and are the product of a decade-long collaboration between The Macallan and the iconic French brand.
Each of the six bottles is highly prized as individual whiskies, but when the whole collection – housed in a bespoke natural ebony cabinet that also holds six miniatures and six pairs of Lalique Macallan glasses – came up for auction in April 2017, it also surpassed expectations. The spring auction at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong saw the incredibly rare set sell for US$993,000.