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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...

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Rare whisky has become a lucrative option for the canny investor, but what makes this spirit such a good prospect, and how do we make the right whisky investment choices? According to consultancy Rare Whisky 101, the rare whisky market is booming with the total value of collectable whiskies traded on the open market priced at £9.56 million in 2015, up from £7.64 million in 2014. The Rare Whisky Apex 1000, the main index for...

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Scottish Whisky high quality for McTear’s is still affordable and is becoming ever more collectable, and McTear’s Auctioneers will tell you, it’s a shrewd investment. The July auction at McTear’s Auctioneers in Scotland was a thriving affair, with hammer prices totalling £92,000 plus for a sale of just under 500 lots of rare and collectable whisky. The bottles mainly came from individuals—many of them passed down from elderly relatives, as was the case with the...

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