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Guinness World Records has awarded The Macallan 64 Year Old the accolade of ‘most expensive whisky sold at auction ’for US$460,000 (£291,125), with 100% of the proceeds going to charity: water,
The ‘one-of-a kind’ Lalique crystal decanter housed the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled by the distillery, a 64 Year Old single malt whisky. The auction took place at Sotheby’s in New York in November 2010.
David Cox, director of fine and rare whiskies for The Macallan said: “We had a phenomenal response around the world to this very special and rare decanter and I feel it is a fitting tribute to the inspiring project which managed to raise a staggering $600,000 overall for charity: water.”
The Macallan and Lalique global fundraising tour raised more than $600,000 (£375,000) for charity:water to provide clean water to more than 30,000 people (www.charitywater.org/themacallan).