VERY RARE PETER BLAKE LABEL MACALLAN 1926
Leads Bonhams Whisky Sale In Edinburgh


Whisky Sale
6 Mar 2019
Edinburgh

A bottle of the very rare Macallan-60 year old-1926, with a label designed by the eminent, internationally acclaimed, British pop artist Sir Peter Blake, leads Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 6 March at 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh. Estimated at £500,000-700,000, it has been consigned by a UK collector who acquired the bottle on its release in 1986.

The whisky lay at Macallan for over 60 years in an oaken cask brought from Jerez, before it was bottled in 1986. Only 12 bottles with the label designed by Sir Peter – most popularly known for co-creating the cover for The Beatles 1972 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – were issued. One of the bottles sold in May 2018 at Bonhams Hong Kong for £751,703 (HK$7,962,500). At the time, this set a world record for a bottle of whisky at auction, and is still the highest price paid for a Macallan-60 year old-1926 from the Blake series.

Describing the whisky Bonhams Whisky specialist Martin Green said, "It is dark honey-gold in colour, and is almost inconceivably smooth with a luscious hint of dry-sweetness in the malt."

Other highlights of the sale include:

• Laphroaig-14 year old-1970 bottled in Scotland for Osteria Apostoli, Milan. Estimate: £20,000-22,000.

• Two bottles of Dalmore-50 year old-1926. Estimate: £15,000-20,000 each.

• Bowmore-40 year old-1955. Estimate: £15,000-20,000

• Springbank-1952. Estimate: £15,000-18,000.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

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Contacts
  1. Martin Green
    Specialist
    Bonhams
    Work
    22 Queen St
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH2 1JX
    Work +44 7775 842 626
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