Bottled over 30 years ago, two exceptional whiskies are hitting the auction in Hong Kong on May 18; The Macallan Peter Blake 1926 60-Year-Old as well as The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60-Year-Old it’s expected to go for as much as $460,000 to $587,000 when they go under the hammer at Bonhams on May 18.
Bottled in 1986 as 24 examples, the dynamic duo of the whisky world feature vintage labels designed by acclaimed pop artists Peter Blake and Valerio Adami. Only 12 bottles of each label were made, and they were gifted to Macallan’s most valuable customers. The custom-made wooden cases are designed to mimic a distillery spirit safe.
Daniel Lam, head of fine wine and whisky at Bonhams in Hong Kong, said: “These bottles are incredibly rare. The exceptional calibre of the whisky combined with the wonderful artwork from two towering figures of 20th century pop art – Peter Blake and Valerio Adami – represent a unique marriage of excellence”