A bottle of Macallan sold nearly half a million dollars




bottle of 64-year-old Macallan scotch in a special crystal decanter handmade Lalique sold for $ 460,000 at Sotheby's in New York. It is almost five times the estimate is $ 100 000. Even the preliminary assessment figure seemed fantastic, but the result of trading surpassed all expectations. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity. Connoisseurs of whiskey from developed countries thus help to inhabitants of the Third World to get clean drinking water. Trades were lively, the bar at $ 300,000 rather quickly overcome. Leading auction, head of wine Sotheby's Jamie Ritchie, recalled that evening auction help good deeds and Superbad millionaires adjusted price of the lot up to $ 400 000. The audience froze in anticipation will be over whether the price of the mark of half a million dollars, but trading stopped at $ 460 000. In order to assess the scale of the figures, it should be compared with the result of the May auction in Glasgow. Then the 60-year-old Macallan anonymous collector from New York has paid 12,350 pounds (about $ 20,000). Until this week that was a world record.

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