From the Shanken News Daily: "A bottle of The Macallan 50-year-old sold for £17,500 ($27,000) at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh yesterday—the highest price ever paid for the storied single malt Scotch. The price exceeded projections by around 50%. Only 500 bottles of The Macallan 50-year-old—distilled in 1928 and bottled in 1983—were produced. The previous highest price for the The Macallan 50-year-old was £13,500 ($21,000)."
At the same time, The Macallan and the Sergeant Pepper cover designer and Godfather of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake, have teamed up to celebrate his 80th birthday by producing a very special collection. The specially designed oak box is divided into eight sections, each featuring a "backdrop and artefact designed, inspired or chosen by Sir Peter Blake, a miniature of The Macallan distilled in that decade (1930 through to 2000’s), with labels designed by Sir Peter and a small book of illustrations and text about Blake’s life."
We'll drink to that. Cheers!