Scotch By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / April 12, 2017 If you remember back to late March you’ll likely recall a story we wrote about The Macallan Lalique Legacy Collection. This very one-off set contained a range of super high end Scotch single malts in very expensive crystal decanters that could be housed in a special natural ebony cabinet. It was set to go up for auction recently, and now it has sold for some $993,000 USD. Put another way, The Macallan Lalique Legacy Collection, including whiskeys aged from 50 to 65 years old, is now in the hands of some collector for close to $1 million. It is beyond staggering to consider such a thing, especially when you take note of the fact Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, where the auction took place, expected the lot to sell for somewhere between $250,000 to $500,000. This was easily two to four times more than that! Should you be thinking at this point this is just way, way too much, you can at least take heart in knowing the fact all net proceeds were set to be donated to Hong Kong based and other Asian charities. It will benefit “disadvantaged people…by supporting them with food needs, skills to help them back into employment, and medical requirements.” “This remarkable conclusion to The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars series is a symbol of the strength behind our long-standing partnership and our unwavering commitment to going beyond the ordinary,” said Ken Grier, Creative Director for The Macallan, in a prepared statement. “To achieve this outstanding price at auction is testament to the quality, detail and absolute skill and mastery of the Lalique craftsmen and our expert whisky makers, and we are proud that this work of art has secured a wonderful contribution to Asian charities.” Read More Whiskey NewsGlengyle Distillery in Campbeltown (Stuck At Home Whisk(e)y Video Watchlist)“The unprecedented price achieved for The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection reflects the exceptional nature of the piece – a complete one off and highly collectable work of art which marries the two houses,” added Silvio Denz, Chairman and CEO of Lalique. “Masters in their respective fields, Lalique and The Macallan are joined by mutual respect and an unwavering commitment to craft, artistry and beauty. Since our partnership first began in 2005, it has achieved a number of world record prices at auction and we are delighted to provide both The Macallan and Lalique connoisseurs the opportunity to own something truly remarkable whilst contributing to Asian charities.” Get Woodford Reserve® Double Oaked Bourbon at ReserveBar. Shop now!