MACALLAN MILLENNIUM DECANTER – 50 YEAR OLD – 1949 TOP SELLER AT BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN EDINBURGH
The Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949. Sold for: £26,840.
The Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949, distilled and bottled at Easter Elchies, Craigellachie was the top selling bottle at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Tuesday 2 March. It sold for £26,840 having been estimated £18,000-20,000. Overall, the sale was 81% sold both by lot and by value.
Bonhams Head of Whisky in Edinburgh Martin Green said: “In a strong sale, the Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949, which was bottled in 1999 and released to commemorate the millennium, really stood out. It is regarded as one of Macallan’s finest expressions so I am not surprised that it sparked such interest and sold so well.”
Other highlights of the sale included:
The Macallan Fine and Rare-35 year old-1966. Sold for £20,740. Estimate £17,000-19,000.
Dalmore-50 year old-1926 in a black ceramic decanter. Sold for £18,300. Estimate £15,000-20,000.
The Macallan Select Reserve-51 year old-1948. Only 366 bottles were produced and Macallan decided to bottle just one on each day of the year, making each bottling unique. This bottled is dated 6 June. Sold for £17,080. Estimate: £14,000-18,000
The Macallan Fine and Rare-32 year old-1970. Officially bottled by hand in 2002 at The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Craigellachie. Sold for £15,860. Estimate: £12,000-15,000.
The Macallan Select Reserve-52 year old-1946. Peat rather than coal was used in the malting process because of the high price of the latter in the immediate post-war years, reverting to the practice when the distillery first opened in the 1820s. Sold for £12,200. Estimate: £10,000-14,000 each.
Sale: Whisky Location: 22 Queen Street Edinburgh Date: Tuesday 2 March at 11 am
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