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Issue 3 - Sale: McTear's record-breaking whisky sale

Scotland Magazine Issue 3
July 2002

 

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Sale: McTear's record-breaking whisky sale

On 17th April 2002, a bottle of The Macallan 60-year-old broke world records by fetching a massive £20,100 (US$29,350) at the McTear’s Fine and Rare Whisky auction in Glasgow. One of only 40 bottles of the 60-year-old, the whisky was filled to cask in 1926 and bottled in 1986 at 42.6%, cask strength. The new owner remains anonymous, and bidders of many nationalities participated in the sale. Other highlights included a complete set of six Springbank New Release with six miniatures at £4,620 (US$6,700) and The Macallan 50-year-old 1928 at £5,720 (US$8,350, pictured).