A UNIQUE bottle of whisky made history at an auction in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

The 60-year-old Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold at Bonhams for £848 750 (about R16 million).

It beat the previous bottle from the same cask that was sold in Hong Kong earlier this year for about R15,5 million.

Richard Harvey, a drinks expert at Bonhams, said: “The buyer is from the Far East where there has been an enormous interest in whisky.

“Whisky bars are opening up in the Far East everywhere, so there’s a huge interest,” he said.

“In general, about a third to 40% of our sales go out to buyers in the Far East.”
– NEWS24

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