Record $631,850 Macallan Whisky Sold at Sotheby’s Auction

Sotheby’s said it sold a bottle of Macallan for HK$4.9 million ($631,850) in Hong Kong, setting a record for the most expensive bottle of single malt whisky sold at auction.

The Macallan 6-liter “M” Decanter by Lalique, exceeded its HK$4 million high estimate and beat a previous record of $460,000 set by Sotheby’s in New York in 2010, the auction house said in a press release.

The Macallan sale, proceeds of which will benefit Hong Kong charities, helped boost total sales for the Jan. 18 wine auction to HK$29.4 million, with 99.7 percent of lots sold.

Only four Imperiale “M” Decanters were ever made by the Macallan distillery, Sotheby’s said.

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