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A dram of vintage Scotch bought by a Chinese millionaire in a Swiss hotel bar for £7,600 was a fake, laboratory tests have concluded.
Analysts from Scotland were called in by the Waldhaus Am See hotel in St Moritz after experts questioned the authenticity of the 2cl shot.
It had been poured from an unopened bottle labelled as an 1878 Macallan single malt.
It is believed to be the largest sum ever paid for a poured dram of Scotch.
But analysis found that it was almost certainly not distilled before 1970.
The hotel said it had accepted the findings and reimbursed the customer in full. ... <<
Naravoucenije: ne bacajte pare!
Wiskoza od 10 godina je sasvim dovoljna. Cinjenica je da 99% uzivalaca nisu u stanju da razlikuju ni starost, ni proizvodjaca, ni nacin proizvodnje.
Edited by Kinik, Today, 13:52.
Posted Today, 14:21
Ima i ovoga.....
A ‘unique’ bottle of 60-year-old Macallan, hand-painted by Irish artist Michael Dillon, has today (29 November) become the world’s first million-pound whisky sold at auction.
The single bottle of Macallan 1926, bottled at 60 years old, was auctioned by Christie’s in London for a total of £1.2m (US$1,528,800/€1,352,400), including buyer’s premium, smashing the previous record of £848,750, set by another bottle of 60-year-old Macallan in October this year.The bottle, which features a depiction of Easter Elchies House, Macallan’s spiritual home, was first offered for sale by Fortnum & Mason in 1999, but even the distillery itself was unaware of its continued existence until it was offered at auction.The bottle was drawn from the same cask – number 263, filled in 1926 – that yielded two sets of 12 bottles with labels designed by pop artists Sir Peter Blake and Valerio Adami.It was an Adami bottle that held the previous world record, set in October during a Bonhams auction in Edinburgh, and a number of Blake and Adami bottles have been sold this year, regularly fetching record prices.‘The sale represents a landmark moment in the whisky market,’ said Tim Triptree MW, Christie’s international director of wine. ‘The results confirm the strength of the market for whisky.’Today’s Christie’s auction featured the largest sale of rare spirits yet staged by the auction house, also including a bottle of Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old, which doubled its pre-sale estimate to sell for £144,000.Meanwhile, a bottle of 1919 Springbank fetched £132,000 (pre-sale estimate £100,000-150,000), but a bottle of Yamazaki 50-Year-Old First Edition fell short of expectations, selling for £144,000 (estimate £150,000-200,000), some way below its own record of £212,358, set in Hong Kong earlier this year.Five bottles of Macallan Genesis, a £495 limited edition whisky which sparked traffic chaos outside the new Macallan distillery when it was released in August, fetched £2,280 each at today’s auction, with the proceeds going to selected Speyside community organisations.
Macallan has introduced a 52-year-old single cask single malt laid down on 13 November 1965, with a limited number of bottles available for £38,500 each.
Matured for 52 years in a first-fill European oak ex-Sherry cask and bottled at 48% abv, the whisky is said to contain notes of ‘rich fruit and dark chocolate fondant’ with ‘hints of peat smoke… cinnamon and ginger’.It was produced in the same year the Speyside distillery doubled its distillation capacity with the introduction of six new stills.Each bottle is hand-signed by Macallan whisky maker Sarah Burgess, and presented in a solid oak box with an etched face inlaid with a matte gold age statement.Burgess said: ‘After being left to mature for 52 long years in one exceptional, hand crafted European oak Sherry seasoned cask, this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich spicy flavours and has a beautiful ruby mahogany natural colour.‘The Macallan 52 years old is an outstanding addition to our expanding range of unique, classic-aged whiskies and is a testament to the harmony created through the mastery of wood and spirit.’Just 250 bottles of the expression are available from selected specialist retailers globally, for £38,500/US$50,000.
Edited by Doorn, Today, 14:23.