One of the world’s rarest single malt whiskies is predicted to become the most expensive bottle ever sold when it is auctioned next month.
The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare 60 Year Old is one of only 14 of its kind.
It is expected to beat the current world record hammer price of £1.2m, which is held by a Macallan from the same original bottling batch.
The bottle leads the sale of the second half of one the world’s largest private whisky collections to go to auction.
The “Perfect Collection’ was amassed over decades by former US bottling magnate Richard Gooding, who died in 2014.
The first part of the collection – more than 1,900 bottles – made more than £3.2m when it was auctioned online last year.
The remaining 1,900 lots were due to go on sale last April, but Perth-based seller Whisky Auctioneer pulled the auction after it was hit by a cyber attack. The company later reported that no data was compromised and the issues had been resolved.