As one of Scotland’s first distillers, Macallan has a reputation as one of the world’s finest. Not only do they take great pride in their obsession with quality but also in the fact that their distillery is surrounded by a 485 acre estate.
Now they can add one more thing to be proud of — one of their whiskies just hit the record for the most expensive bottle to ever be sold. To be exact — £1.5 million (1.7 million euros) — was the amount that it went for at a London auction.
The Macallan that was sold for that humble price, is a 60-year-old single malt. It was distilled over 90 years ago(!) and aged for 60 years and is one of only 40 of that same type. And even if you can’t drink this specific one, there’s a place in Paris that holds a great amount of whiskey.
A Macallan at Bar Hemingway
The Hemingway bar might just be the most famous bar in the world and it owns its thanks to the journalist and writer who basically lived there and enjoyed his fair square of liquor. The barman – Colin Field – was twice voted the best barman in the world and he sure know how to pour you a perfect malt. If you come here, make sure to grab one of the seats at the bar – or if you prefer to be in a cosier position, the padded leather armchairs will do you good. As a tribute to the late Hemingway, there is an old typewriter serving as modern deco (legend has it that it was once owned by Hemingway himself). The bar wants to encourage people to talk with each other so you will not hear any music playing, but the sound of the bartender shaking it up, is enough anyway. The atmosphere is truly indescribable, you just simply need to experience it yourself to understand why this place is so special. Did we mention that you don’t need any reservations? Side note: ask for the houses’ special malt and you’ll be surprised what they’ll serve you!
Open daily between 6PM – 2PM