Thursday, October 04, 2018


Bonhams Auction House in Edinburgh, has announced that a rare 60 Year Old bottle of Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, sold at auction yesterday for a record £848,750.

Bottled in 1986, only 12 bottles of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60 Year Old, were ever produced.
The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 Year Old 60 Year Old

The Macallan originally commissioned artists; Valerio Adami and Peter Blake, to design labels for a very limited run of 24 bottles; 12 of the Adami labels and 12 of the Blake labels.

Valerio Adami, is an Italian artist famous for painting bold, flat forms outlined in thick, black lines, in a style reminiscent of comic art. He is among the most acclaimed of 20th Century Pop Artists.

Commenting on the news, Martin Green, Bonhams Whisky specialist in Edinburgh, said: " I am delighted at this exceptional result. It is a great honour to have established a new world record, and particularly exciting to have done so here in Scotland, the home of whisky. Bonhams now holds the record for the three most valuable bottles of whisky ever sold at auction."

The previous world record for a bottle of Scotch whisky, was set by Bonhams in May this year, when another bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold for £814,081.

Posted by Steve Rush