The Macallan brings New York into a bottle & Sotheby’s achieves $250,000 for it

The Macallan and Sotheby’s auctioned a limited-edition single cask whiskey that pays ode to New York City.

February 16, 2023: Known for its decades of experience in creating unparalleled wood and spirit, The Macallan has introduced another exceptionally rare and special whiskey, Distil Your World New York Single Cask Edition, for whiskey enthusiasts. The brand has produced only two bottles, one of which achieved $250,000 at a Sotheby’s auction, while the other will be kept in The Macallan archive.

The Macallan Distil Your World New York Bottle
The quintessential spirit is from a European Oak Sherry Puncheon from 2002 that pays homage to New York City through its rich taste of sweet candy and a hint of cherry blossom with notes of chocolate covered peanuts. A rare chocolate flavor which has been uncovered from a single cask, each sip takes taste buds, and the imagination, on a journey of discovery, bringing the unique character of the city to life. 
Encased in a striking blue presentation box featuring an engraved aerial map of New York, it comes with a booklet about the bottle and Distil Your World New York series - signed by the talent featured in the Distil Your World New York documentary. It also presents a dining experience at El Celler de Can Roca for the lucky collector and three guests. 


Proceeds of this sale will benefit ChaShaMa, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City that nurtures artists by transforming unused real estate into affordable work and presentation spaces. Support from The Macallan will benefit small businesses, underserved NYC communities, and the arts in NYC. 
Geoff Kirk, Channel Director Secondary Market at The Macallan remarked “We are delighted to continue our long association of partnering with Sotheby’s to present very special releases that raise funds for charitable organizations around the world. The Macallan has a longstanding history celebrating artistry and supporting the arts and we are proud that the funds from this very special release, which pays homage to one of the world’s most iconic cities, will benefit New York City artists through the ChaShaMa charity.”

- By Pritha Debroy

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