The Macallan have officially been awarded the title of the ‘most expensive whisky sold at auction’ by The Guinness Book of Records.
The Macallan’s 64 Year Old in Lalique, Cire Perdue sold at auction for $460,000 (£291,125) at an auction in Sotheby’s, New York in November 2010 following a 12-city “tour du monde” of the decanter.
100 percent of the proceeds went to the non-profit organisation “charity: water”, which provides access to clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
David Cox, Director of Fine and Rare Whiskies for The Macallan, said in a media release: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Guinness World Record for the most expensive whisky sold at auction. This major accolade from such a world-renowned and respected organisation, proves once and for all that The Macallan is the world record holder.”
He continued, “We had a phenomenal response around the world to this very special and rare decanter and I feel it is a fitting tribute to the inspiring project which managed to raise a staggering $600,000 overall for charity: water.”