Sotheby´s auctioning the oldest whisky ever to be sold

The bottle is encased in a mouth-blown decanter.

© Sotheby´s

Oldest Whiskey ever to be sold

The bottle is encased in a mouth-blown decanter.

© Sotheby´s

http://www.falstaff.com/en/nd/sothebys-auctioning-the-oldest-whisky-ever-to-be-sold/ Sotheby´s auctioning the oldest whisky ever to be sold An 81-year-old whisky, ‘The Macallan The Reach’, is up for auction, with the bidding open until October 5. http://www.falstaff.com/fileadmin/_processed_/d/2/csm_Macallan_Whisky_2_c_Sothebys_from_HP_0ac82a9ab6.jpg

Distilled in 1940 and crafted from a single, sherry seasoned oak cask, this special edition of  ‘The Macallan The Reach’ whisky can be yours if you have at least GPB 110,000 to bid for it. The US-based auction house Sotheby´s will accept bids until October 5 via its website; the whisky with the bottle number 3/288 is encased in a mouth-blown decanter, a bronze sculpture of three hands holding it. The bottle and sculpture are encased in a display cabinet lined in red leather.

The current bid, as of September 28, is GBP 110,000. Whoever is successful in the auction will also enjoy a distillery experience at The Macallan Estate, which includes a tasting of this extraordinarily rare 81-year-old whisky.

Maker´s notes

These are the maker´s notes about ‘The Macallan The Reach’:

Colour: Deep auburn

ABV: 41.6%

Nose: Dark chocolate, sweet cinnamon, aromatic peat, plums, leather, pink grapefruit, redcurrant jelly and a rich resinous note.

Palate: Treacle toffee, bramble jam, liquorice, crystallised ginger, nutmeg, charred pineapple, pecans, woodsmoke.

Finish: Intensely rich, sweet and smoky.