Food & Drink

The Macallan sets a new world record at Sotheby's Hong Kong

The Lalique Legacy Collection, sold for how much?

BY editors | Apr 4, 2017 | Reviews

The Macallan

How much would you bid for a set of the rarest liquor? Just over the weekend, The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection was sold for a whopping USD993,000 (approximately RM 4.4 million) at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, to an undisclosed Asian private collector. The Lalique Legacy Collection consists of six stunning crystal decanters containing the rarest of The Macallan’s single malts aged between 50 and 65 years old.

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The highly desirable collection is the finale in the prestigious Six Pillars odyssey – the limited edition decanters series by The Macallan and master French crystal maker Lalique. The six exceptional whiskies contained in the cabinet are (1) Exceptional Oak Cask, 50 Years Old, (2) Natural Colour, 55 Years Old, (3) Finest Cut, 57 Years Old, (4) Curiously Small Stills, 60 Years Old, (5) Spiritual Home, 62 Years Old and (6) Peerless Spirit, 65 Years Old.

The Macallan

Ken Grier, creative director for The Macallan, said: "To achieve this outstanding price at auction is testament to the quality, detail and absolute skill and mastery of the Lalique craftsmen and our expert whisky makers and we are proud that this work of art has secured a wonderful contribution to Asian charities.”

“The enthusiasm of over ten bidders in the room, online and over the phone demonstrates the importance with which global collectors regard The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection and the significance of its direct from the distillery provenance. It is fitting that it achieved a new world record for any lot of whisky ever sold at auction,” Robert Sleigh, senior director at Sotheby’s Asia says.