Credit: Josh Rubin

A Whisky Proposition

The Macallan 12 has always been a perennial favorite scotch. Easy to source, pleasant to taste and reasonably priced – it’s a fine scotch for any occasion. While I’ve had my fair share of Macallan 12, there is one elusive bottle that I’ve never tried:

The Macallan, 1926, 60 Years Old

Lucky for us its up for auction at Sotheby's New York on October 13th.

“This is an amazing opportunity for whisky connoisseurs to secure one of the most exclusive bottles ever presented. This Macallan 1926 Sir Peter Blake bottle is one of only 12 and is an iconic release emblematic of 20th century pop culture. The Macallan is renowned for its outstanding quality and this latest auction demonstrates the brand’s continued standing as the leading figure in the world of spirits.”

Geoff Kirk, Director of Prestige, The Macallan

One of only forty bottles ever produced the single-malt scotch is a rarity in itself. Add to that, pop art legend, Sir Peter Blake, created a period-inspired label for twelve of the bottles. Available to us: bottle number nine of the exclusive lot.

Peter Blake was the Godfather of Pop Art. Incorporating the universal language of popular culture in his vibrant collages, he expertly captured the zeitgeist of the time. His celebrated commissions for some of the greatest bands of the 20th century, most famously for The Beatles, have transcended their intended purpose to become icons of the age - a perfect pairing to the swinging sixties and to the spirit of the post-war Britain. With this magnificent label for Macallan’s finest vintage, Blake has put his stamp on yet another one of life’s great pleasures.”

Oliver Barker Chairman, Sotheby's Europe and Senior International Specialist, Contemporary Art

Price estimates ahead of the auction range from $700,000 - $1.200M USD.

To learn more about the auction and to place your bid visit the lot at Sotheby's.

Call me if you win.

- AM.

Update 13 October 2018: The lot sold for an astonishing $843,200 USD. Nice work, Sotheby’s – cheers!