Le Clos, A Dubai Airport based retailer, has set a new world record by selling the famous The Macallan 1926 for $1.2 million. This is the highest price for a bottle of alcohol and Le Clos has successfully managed to set a new world record for it.
The Macallan 1926 is a renowned whiskey label and a rare one. It is quite an authentic find and normal retailers mostly don’t have it. Le Clos, however, is an exception and the company has managed to sell two of its bottle for a whopping $1.2 million.
According to reports, the Dubai airport based retailer had two rare bottles of The Macallan 1926, with its labels commissioned by famous artists such as Valerio Adami and Sir Peter Blake. Reports reveal that these extremely rare finds were purchased by a private collector. Originally, the bottles retailed for £20k but the last known individual sold the bottle for $75,000 in 2007. This itself is a big amount but if we compared it to the ones sold by the Dubai Airport, it can be confirmed that this is the highest that has been received for a bottle of whiskey. The bottles are an extremely rare find and mostly, impossible to get.
The bottles sold to the international businessman are the most unique bottles of whiskey that have ever been produced. The Macallan 1926 gets it name for the fact that the whiskey was first distilled in 1926 but after 60 years, it was bottled and released. A lot went into its product. There were just 40 bottles of The Macallan 1926 produced then and 12 bottles were given to Sir Peter Blake. Moreover, 12 of these bottles were given to Valerio Adami, a renowned pop artists of the 21st century. The bottles were also priced more because both of the artists created a unique label for them, which then made the bottles appeal and appear well to the masses.
Le Clos itself is a popular name in the luxury spirits market and is well known to have rare and collectable products. The company has been praised on more than one occasion for building a strong trust with its customers. Currently, the company offers an extremely rare and unique product collection.
Le Clos is operated and owned by Maritime and Mercantile International. It has its headquarters located in Dubai. It also holds a vision to become the leading independent beverage distributor in international markets.