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Image courtesy of The Macallan Lalique Legacy
Image courtesy of The Macallan Lalique Legacy

Macallan Whiskey Fetches One Million at Auction

The Macallan Lalique Legacy Collection, which boasts several bottles of whiskey aged from 50 to 60 years in crystal decanters, has sold for close to $1 million at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. The sale dramatically surpassed its estimate—it was expected to fetch between $250,000 to $500,000. Each of the single malts represents one of the Macallan Six Pillars—such as ageing in exceptional oak casks, employing small stills and using only the finest cuts—that elevate and distinguish the brand’s whiskeys. In addition to the six decanters, the lot also included six miniature bottles from the Macallan’s Fine and Rare series, six pairs of Lalique whiskey glasses and autograph’s from Macallan’s master blenders. All of this was housed in an exquisite cabinet, crafted by Lalique from ebony wood. 

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