Sunday Times

Rare whisky knocked down for R16m

- Whisky · Alcoholic Drinks · Auctions · The Macallan

One of the world’s most sought-af­ter whiskies, a 60-year-old The Ma­callan Va­le­rio Adami 1926, was auc­tioned for a record £848,750 (R16,1m) on Wed­nes­day.

The buyer was a pri­vate col­lec­tor from Asia, auc­tion­eer Bon­hams said.

Such whiskies are col­lec­tors’ items be­cause of their rar­ity and will prob­a­bly not ac­tu­ally be drunk, said Martin Green, whisky spe­cial­ist at the auc­tion­eer.

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