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The Macallan 1926, 60 Year-Old, Michael Dillon
The Macallan 1926, 60 Year-Old, Michael Dillon
The Macallan 1926, 60 Year-Old, Michael Dillon
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The Macallan 1926, 60 Year-Old, Michael Dillon

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THE MACALLAN 60 YEAR OLD – HAND PAINTED BY MICHAEL DILLON
The Macallan is rightly considered by aficionados as the most highly collectible whisky, producing stunning examples of cask-matured single malts from Speyside, particularly their highly prized and exceedingly rare single-cask, limited edition bottlings and Fine & Rare Collection.
However, The Macallan 60-Year-Old 1926 takes this rarity to a higher level and is the 'Ultimate Goal' for collectors of The Macallan whisky. 40 bottles of the 1926 were bottled from cask 263 after the whisky had spent 60 years maturing in ex-sherry casks, and is undoubtedly the finest and most collectable single malt produced in the 20th century.
Peter Blake, the renowned artist responsible for the album cover of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Valerio Adami were asked to design a label each for this special bottling, and 12 individually numbered bottles from each artist were released.
Less well-known was that one bottle of this ultra-rare elixir was hand-painted by Irish artist Michael Dillon, famous for his historical decorations. The bottle painting was commissioned and offered for sale through Fortnum & Mason in London in 1999. Christie’s are delighted to be offering this unique Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old Michael Dillon bottle, which is unquestionably the 'Holy Grail' for whisky collectors as it is truly one-of-a-kind.
The bottle which beautifully depicts the Easter Elchies House of The Macallan and the Scottish Highlands is offered in a luxurious “The Macallan 60 Year Old” wooden presentation case with a certificate of authenticity from The Macallan.

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The Macallan 1926, 60 Year-Old, Michael Dillon
Speyside
Bottled in 1986. Distilled at The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies. Hand painted by Michael Dillon. Offered in wooden presentation case with certificate from The Macallan. Level: just below base of neck  

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