Some people are serious about their liquor (only counting those folks who can actually handle it).
But the winning bid for a 64-year-old bottle of Macallan whisky just took the definition of a connoisseur to an entirely new level.
Reports Bloomberg Businessweek:
Sotheby’s said it sold a bottle of Macallan for HK$4.9 million ($631,850) in Hong Kong.
The Macallan 6-liter “M” Decanter by Lalique, exceeded its HK$4 million high estimate and beat a previous record of $460,000 set by Sotheby’s in New York in 2010, the auction house said in a press release.
The Macallan sale, proceeds of which will benefit Hong Kong charities, helped boost total sales for the Jan. 18 wine auction to HK$29.4 million, with 99.7 percent of lots sold.
It comes as no surprise that this is a new world record.
We guess the only concern (since the bidder’s bank seems to be unbreakable) is when is it the appropriate time to guzzle this baby and how much do you drink?
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