Bonhams : Macallan Lalique-50 Year Old Tops Whisky Sale in Edinburgh
Macallan Lalique-50 Year Old Tops Whisky Sale in Edinburgh

Two bottles of one of the world's most sought-after whiskies, the Macallan Lalique-50 year old, sold for £100,062 each at Bonhams Fine Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 October. They had been estimated at £67,000-93,000.

The Macallan Lalique-50 year old is the first of The Lalique Six Pillars Collection of the distillery's rarest single malts, released between 2006-2016. Distilled and bottled by The Macallan Distillers Ltd., Easter Elchies, Craigellachie, it is said to have the aroma of cumin, cardamom and maraschino, and a taste of dark prunes and plain chocolate.

Other highlights included A bottle of Karuizawa-50 year old-1965 which sold for £27,562 (estimate: £23,000-25,000. The Karuizawa distillery, which is now closed, was situated on the slopes of Mount Asama an active volcano in Nagano Prefecture Japan. It was the smallest distillery in Japan and its output is among the rarest and most sought-after of all Japanese whisky. The Karuizawa was part of a collection of Japanese whisky that sold for a total of £200,000.

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