Le Clos announces record-breaking sale for The Macallan in Lalique collection

By Charlotte Turner |

Purveyor of fine wine and spirits, Le Clos, has sold a complete six-bottle set of The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection for a record-breaking US$816,748 in a single transaction.

 

The iconic whisky collection from the world-famous distillery in Speyside is one of the rarest and most sought-after ever produced.

 

An exclusive series of limited edition decanters, each release is said to be ‘inspired by the foundation stones for the character of The Macallan and the creation of its rich spirit’.

 

“Every decanter in the collection is a flawless piece of art encasing some of the rarest single malt whiskies in the world,” said Le Clos.

 

APPRECIATION OF WHISKIES

“This incredibly rare collection is one of the most prized ever produced and the sale of a full set is testament to the enduring appeal of these two brands, curated by the Le Clos team in Dubai International (DXB).”

 

The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection for a record-breaking US6,748 in a single transaction.

The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection sold for a record-breaking US$816,748 in a single transaction.

The Macallan has become well-known for record-breaking sales, including the Fine and Rare 1926, which became the world’s most expensive bottle when it sold for US$1.9m in October 2019.

 

According to Rare Whisky 101, bottles of The Macallan have appreciated in value by 35% in the past 12 months alone. A full set of The Macallan in Lalique sold at Bonhams in 2017 for $485,244, showing a 68% increase in just five years.

 

"We have a long history of forming strong partnerships and sourcing the rarest malts

“We have a long history of forming strong partnerships and sourcing the rarest malts,” said Le Clos’ Mike Glen.

The sale further reinforces Le Clos’ commitment to sourcing through their partners to bring the world’s rarest and most exclusive bottles and collections of fine wine and luxury spirits to the luxury retail market.

 

Previous successes include the record-breaking sale (US$1.2 million) of two ultra-rare bottles of The Macallan 1926 single malt whisky in 2018 – the first The Macallan 1926 to be sold in ten years.

 

Mike Glen, Managing Director of Le Clos Finest Wines and Luxury Spirits, said: “The Macallan Six Pillars is the holy grail of Scottish whisky collections, so to be able to curate a complete set is a real privilege for Le Clos.

 

“We have a long history of forming strong partnerships and sourcing the rarest malts and this latest sale continues our mission to bring to retail the most sought-after bottles anywhere in the world.”

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