Macallan Lalique 55-year old achieves $42,000 on February 6

A bottle of Macallan Lalique 55-year old headlined a sale of whiskies at Bonhams Hong Kong on February 6, with a final bid of $41,917.

Macallan Lalique decanter
Macallan 55 is among the world's most valuable whiskies

Whiskies from the Scottish distillery are among the most valuable in the world, with one six litre bottle in a specially designed Lalique decanter selling for a record $631,850 at Sotheby's Hong Kong last year.

The present auction included a number of rare Japanese whiskies, including a selection of highly sought after bottles from the Karuizawa distillery that sold for $18,418.

Daniel Lam, of Bonhams Hong Kong's wine & whisky department, commented prior to the sale: "Japanese whisky has now well and truly arrived on the international stage."

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