Luxury wine and spirits retailer Le Clos recently sold a complete six-bottle set of The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection.
This whisky collection from the iconic distillery in Speyside is said to be one of the rarest and most valuable collections made and just sold for $816,748 USD, a record price for the full collection in a single transaction, at a shop in the Dubai airport.
For more than a decade, The Macallan has partnered with renowned French crystal maker Lalique to create The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection.
Le Clos store, DXB, has broken further records with sale of rare collection from The Macallan (image via Le Clos)
The exclusive series of limited edition decanters saw each release inspired by what the brand describes as the character of The Macallan’s whisky and the process of creating the spirit. Every decanter in the collection is an individual piece of art, encasing some of the rarest single malt whiskies in the world.
This is just one example of how whisky continues to appreciate as a luxury item, with demand for rare and exclusive bottles driven by record-breaking sales at auction houses globally.
The Macallan has seen record-breaking hammer prices for its products, including the Fine and Rare 1926, which became the world’s most expensive bottle when it sold for $1.9 million in October of 2019.
Previously, a full set of The Macallan in Lalique sold at Bonhams in 2017 for $485,244, showing a 68 percent increase in just five years.
Mike Glen, managing director of Le Clos, said in a prepared statement that 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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