Rare Macallan M whisky sold for £380,000

A RARE bottle of The Macallan M single malt whisky has sold for over £380,000 at a charity auction in Hong Kong.

The Macallan M. Picture: Contributed
The Macallan M. Picture: Contributed

The ‘Imperiale’ 6-litre bottle of the exclusive 44.7% single malt went under the hammer at Sotheby’s auction house in Hong Kong this weekend.

Named ‘Constantine’, the bottle is one of only four ever created, with only two of those available for sale.

David Cox of The Macallan said: “We are absolutely delighted at the generosity of the successful bidder of the ‘M’ 6L decanter Constantine in securing such a wonderful contribution to a number of Hong Kong charities and at the same time setting a new world record for The Macallan. It is testimony to the craft, quality and passion underpinning the creation of this great decanter. It is a very proud moment for us.”

Regular bottles of The Macallan M went on sale to the public last year with a limited run of 1,750 bottles and a price tag of £3,000.

M’s packaging was produced in collaboration with renowned fashion director Fabien Baron and high-end jewellers LALIQUE.

All net proceeds from the auction will be donated to local charities in Hong Kong.