The Macallan enters the Guinness Book of Records


Macallan in Lalique

Macallan in Lalique

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.”

Whisky Deals:
The Macallan Gold - Ernie Button Masters of Photography Capsule Edition - £36.94 - Master of Malt
The Macallan Gold - 1824 Series - £37.84 - Master of Malt
The Macallan Amber - 1824 Series - £44.99 - Master of Malt
The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak - £62.86 - Master of Malt
The Macallan Sienna - 1824 Series - £62.87 - Master of Malt
The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak - £74.96 - Master of Malt
Macallan 1997 (bottled 2015) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail) - £76.35 - Master of Malt
The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition - £80.95 - Master of Malt
The Macallan 10 Year Old Sherry Oak - £83.75 - Master of Malt
Macallan 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 10454) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray) - £185.72 - Master of Malt

Whisky Festivals:

24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT


King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

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