The Macallan is regarded by many as the best whisky in the world. Now, thanks to a 64 Year Old bottle of Cire Perdue, it is the most expensive whisky in the world.
According to Forbes, a bottle of The Macallan single malt Cire Perdue (which was bottled in a one-of-a-kind Lalique crystal decanter) sold at auction for $460,000.
The auction occurred in 2010 but the Guinness Book of World Records has just certified the Macallan as the most expensive whisky in the world.
The rare bottle of Macallan went on a 12 city tour in order to raise money for Charity: Water. The Macallan and Lalique were able to raise a total of $600,000 for the clean water charity.
David Cox, Director of Fine and Rare Whiskies for The Macallan told Scotland Food and Drink:
“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. 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.”
Silvio Denz, President and CEO of Lalique, commented:
“We are enormously proud of this world record we share with our friends at The Macallan, with whom we have successfully collaborated since 2004. Over the years our crystal decanters, which are entirely handcrafted by our glassmakers, have proved hugely admired and sought after by whisky consumers and connoisseurs, as well as collectors of Lalique crystal and lovers of beautiful ‘objets d’art’. This latest achievement, which was realized through the lost-wax moulding technique, is testament to the exceptional quality, artistry and longstanding tradition that is shared by both Lalique and The Macallan.”