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‘Forgotten’ Cask of Rare Macallan 1988 Whisky Sells for Record £1 Million

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Aberlour, U.K. 

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Aberlour, U.K. 

Photographer: View Pictures/Universal Images Group Editorial

A rare "forgotten" cask of whisky, bought for £5,000 more than 30 years ago, has sold for more than £1 million at auction in what is said to be a new world record.

Whisky enthusiasts from around the world placed bids on the 374-litre cask, distilled at The Macallan in 1988, in the online auction which ended on Sunday evening.