Monday, March 09, 2015


A Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old from the Six Pillars Collection and a Glenfiddich 50 Year Old bottling will headline the latest whisky auction at Bonhams in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

The Macallan Lalique which is expected to sell for between £13,000-15,000 is one of the most sought after of whiskies at auction. It was the first of the Six Pillars Collection – a six phase collaboration between these two premium producers which reached its fifth pillar in 2014. Distilled and bottled by The Macallan, it comes in a limited edition Lalique crystal decanter numbered 25 of 470.

The Macallan - Lalique 50 Year Old

The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old, which is expected to sell for between £12,000-15,000, was bottled on the 26 July 1991, and comes with its own wooden presentation case and a certificate of authenticity. Distilled in casks filled in 1937 and 1939, it is regarded as one of the finest single malts and is one of the ten most expensive whiskies in the world.

The auction will also include another highly sought after Macallan; Millennium Decanter 50 Year Old. Estimated to sell for between £12,000-14,000, it was distilled in January 1949 and bottled in 1999.

A run of 16 Macallan bottles from 1947-1961 (with the exception of 1948) will also be included in the auction which kicks off at 11am GMT on March 11th.The bottles will be sold as individual lots with a combined estimate of £14,700-£18,500.

Source: Bonhams