'Inconceivably Smooth' Whisky Comes at a Price

Bottle of Macallan 1926 expected to fetch up to $923K at auction
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2019 9:50 AM CST
This Rare Whisky Is Not for 'Cheap Cola'
Bonhams whisky expert Martin Green holds a case containing a bottle of the very rare Macallan 1926 whisky on Monday.   (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Only 40 bottles of Macallan 1926 whisky were produced in 1986. Of those, 12 featured a label designed by Sir Peter Blake, one of the artists who created the cover art for The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, per Vox. The ultra-rare bottle could now be yours, though "it's probably not one to drink with a cheap cola," per Edinburgh Live. Described as "inconceivably smooth," the whisky, held by a UK collector since its release, is expected to fetch up to $923,000 when it hits the auction block in Scotland on March 6. To become the most expensive whisky sold at auction—overthrowing a bottle of Macallan 1926 designed by Italian artist Valerio Adami—it'll need to top $1.1 million. (Keep an eye out for fakes.)

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