Robb Report Singapore

Decanter No. 1 of Gordon & MacPhail Generation­s 80-Years-Old

Auctioned by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong for HK$1.5 million


A decanter housing spirit from the Glenlivet Distillery, distilled and laid down in 1940 in a bespoke oak cask by luxury grocer Gordon & MacPhail, became the longest-aged whisky to be auctioned.

Its decanter and accompanyi­ng oak case were created by architect Sir David Adjaye OBE along the theme of Artistry in Oak. The highest bidder – a European private collector new to Sotheby’s – also won a whisky tasting experience conducted by Gordon & MacPhail’s director of prestige Stephen Rankin. Proceeds from the sale go to Trees for Life, a nursery dedicated to rewilding the Caledonian forest in Scotland.

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