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A bottle of »The Macallan 1926 Adami« could fetch up to 1.38 million euros


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Probably the most valuable whisky in the world goes under the hammer in London. The auction house Sotheby's announced that it would auction off a bottle of »The Macallan 18 Adami« on November 1926. The estimated price is between 750,000 and 1.2 million pounds – equivalent to 860,000 to 1.38 million euros. In autumn 2019, a 0.75-litre bottle of »The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare« was auctioned for the world record price of just under 1.5 million pounds.

The whisky comes from a legendary stock: in 1986, a total of 40 bottles were bottled from the cask. Of these, 14 bear the "Fine and Rare" label and twelve others have a label designed by the Italian painter Valerio Adami in 1993. The bottle now offered is also the first to be prepared by the Macallan distillery. As Sotheby's further announced, both the capsule and the cork have been replaced.

In addition, new glue had been applied to the corners of the label. Finally, a sample of one milliliter was taken to compare the whiskey with another bottle from 1926.