A real privilege to offer such an iconic bottle

Malt Whisky bought for £80 sells at Brightwells Auctions for £69,817*.

An ultra-rare bottle of The Macallan 50 year old Malt Whisky sold for a record price at Brightwells’ Fine Wine and Whisky Auction on 26th November.

The Whisky had been purchased as a 50th birthday present for the vendor by his sons in 1983, the price back then was just under £80. Since then this release, which numbered only 500 bottles, has acquired mythic status as the best tasting Macallan ever produced, consistently scoring 100 points from those lucky enough to taste it.

The vendor had resolved to drink the whisky on his 80th birthday but a quick check of the market value caused him to put the bottle back in the cupboard!

Brightwells’ Head of Wine Sales Paddy Shave said it was a real privilege to offer such an iconic bottle. “This Macallan is described as the Holy Grail for malt whisky lovers so we new there would be worldwide interest. We had bidders from Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia and Hong Kong as well as all around the UK.”

Brightwells will hold their last auction of Wine Port, Champagne and Whisky  2020 from 5th - 10th December. For information on buying or selling Wines and Spirits at auction please contact Paddy Shave on 01568 619719 or paddy.shave@brightwells.com  

* including Buyer’s Premium