Macallan sets a Guinness World Record

By on September 2, 2012

The oldest and rarest Macallan set a Guinness World Record for the most expensive whiskey sold at an auction. The 64-year-old bottle was sold for US$640,000. The whiskey may be the best you’ve ever tasted, but don’t let that detract you from the decanter. It’s truly one of a kind. It’s made out of stunning hand-crafted glass by French glass designer Lalique, famed for their perfume bottles.

Bidding for the bottle

This bottle, a collaboration between Macallan and Lalique, was taken on a 12-city tour around the world. The money raised from the tour equalled more than US$600,000, and it all went to charity:water, an organisation that provides access to clean drinking water to people in developing nations. The money provided about 30,000 people with clean water. That’s what I call whiskey with a conscience.

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Shaneli Dadlani

Shaneli is a writer and editor based in Hong Kong. She grew up here and has a penchant for tea and scones, and all things royal. Shaneli is a world news and current affairs junkie, and has experience writing for magazines and newspapers. She loves writing short stories, and one day will have a novel published. You heard it here first!

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