1991 Macallan cask whisky valued at $206,500 at Spink

A cask of 1991 Macallan whisky is to lead a sale of rare spirits at Spink Hong Kong on July 4 with an estimate of $206,419.

The single malt was first brewed in 1824 and has remained based in the Moray region ever since.

Spink Macallan auction
The cask of 1991 Macallan contains around 490 bottles

Macallan has gone from strength to strength as demand for fine scotch grows across the globe (particularly in China and the US), with the company investing £100m ($163.6m) in a new distillery.

The barrel contains around 490 bottles, almost double the 1989 cask that sold for $102,500 at Spink back in April.

The current auction record for a single bottle of whisky is held by a Macallan M Decanter containing six litres of vintage whisky. It sold for $628,205 at Sotheby's Hong Kong in January this year.

A crystal decanter containing 90cl of Jamaica 1941 rum is estimated to bring $68,103.

The spirit was bottled at the Long Pond distillery in Jamaica by Scottish firm Gordon and Macphail, while the crystal decanter dates back to the mid 1800s.  

Last year the oldest bottle of rum ever auctioned sold for $135,500 at Christie's London.

Other lots in the sale will include a selection of rare grappas from Italian master Romano Levi.

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