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Published:  23 July, 2008

A bottle of The Macallan 60-year-old Single Highland Malt whisky sold for 20,150, the highest price ever paid for a single bottle of whisky, at an auction at McTear's in Glasgow on 17 April. The bottle was sold unlabelled to an anonymous collector and the lot price included a unique, bespoke label, which will be designed to the purchaser's own specifications. The whisky was originally filled into cask in 1926 at The Macallan distillery at Craigellachie, Speyside, and bottled at cask strength of 42.6% in 1986. It is one of only 40 bottles of The Macallan 60-year-old and only the 26th bottle to be released for sale. This is only the second time that an unlabelled bottle of Macallan has been made available for sale: 15,000 was paid for the first bottle at an auction last September.