Not only is this the oldest Macallan ever released by the iconic Speyside distillery—famed for its rich, resiny, sherry-barrel-aged whiskies—this is the only mini-bottle of its kind and is of such scarcity its label had to be hand-printed. Thus, rather than be kept on the £10 back bar, which contains what is arguably the most extensive collection of Macallan single malts in America, this particular single malt is locked in the hotel’s safe, where it nonetheless is ready to be shown to anyone who can prove they are serious about purchasing what is probably the most expensive dram of whisky in the world.
That statement is verified by the fact that this is the same precious Macallan 64 Year Old single malt that filled the one-of-a-kind Lalique Cire Perdue lost-wax decanter auctioned off by Sotheby’s in New York City on November 15, 2010, for $460,000, the proceeds of which went to charity: water, a nonprofit that provides safe drinking water to developing nations. As a result, on July 5th, 2012, Guinness World Records proclaimed the Macallan 64 Year Old the most expensive single-malt whisky ever sold at auction.
[via Robb Report]