Macallan 1967 whisky sells for US$437,500

Macallan 1967 whisky sells for US$437,500
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A ‘one-of-a-kind’ bottle of 1967 whisky from The Macallan’s new Anecdotes of Ages Collection sold for US$437,500 at auction, reports Nicola Carruthers of DrinksBusiness.

The bottle, which features a label designed by English artist Sir Peter Blake, was sold during a live Sotheby’s auction in New York on Saturday 13 March.

Estimated to sell for between US$125,000 and US$750,000, the lot included a 3D Blake print and a bespoke two-day VIP experience with The Macallan in addition to the bottle.

Unveiled last month, the Anecdotes of Ages Collection comprises 13 ‘one-of-a-kind’ bottles of whisky from 1967. Each bottle was selected for its colourful character to represent the year Blake’s collage style moved into pop culture.

Each bottle in the collection features an original collage from Blake on the label, along with details of The Macallan’s history, community and landscape. The Scotch brand has worked with Blake for more than 30 years.

The Macallan bottle was sold to raise funds for the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Igor Boyadjian, managing director for The Macallan, said: “The funds from the auction will increase free access and develop engagement with a variety of audiences, and will support ‘Saturday on the house’, an opportunity for visitors to enjoy free admission to the Guggenheim Museum in New York on select Saturdays.”

  • In recent years two extremely rare bottles of The Macallan 1926 were sold at $600,000 each to a private collector in Dubai.
  • Founded in 1824, The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then the company has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship. Read more


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