Macallan Lalique 50-year-olds exceed auction estimates

Two bottles of The Macallan Lalique 50-year-old Scotch whisky sold for £100,062 (US$126,515) each at Bonhams Fine Whisky sale in Edinburgh last week.

The two bottles went under the hammer on Wednesday 9 October with an estimated sale of between £67,000-£93,000 (US$84,712-US$117,586).

The Macallan Lalique 50-year-old is the first release from The Lalique Six Pillars collection, which were launched between 2006 and 2016. It is said to have aromas of cumin, cardamom and maraschino, and flavours of dark prunes and plain chocolate.

The Bonhams Fine Whisky sale also featured a bottle of 50-year-old Karuizawa 1965, which sold for £27,562 (US$34,848), also breaking its estimated sale price of between £23,000-£25,000 (US$29,080-US$31,609).

The bottle was part of a collection of Japanese whisky that sold for a total of £200,000 (US$252,874).

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