The liquor is a 1989 Macallan single malt that spent 32 years maturing in oak casks at Macallan’s Scotland distillery before being bottled in 2021. It is pale gold and has a sweet taste with notes of apple, says the auction house.
The record-breaking bottle from Fah Mai and Rosewin Holdings was auctioned by Lyon and Turnbull. Credit: Lyon & Turnbull
It was sold Wednesday to an international collector, according to Lyon and Turnbull.
The Intrepid project was created as a collaboration between Fah Mai, a Thailand-based investment company, and Rosewin Holdings, a London-based firm, which invest in whiskey and other spirits.
The project’s founder, Daniel Monk, was inspired by his father’s “passion for adventure, exploration,” says the auction house. The label on the bottle features 11 explorers, including Ranulph Fiennes and Robin Knox-Johnston.
The auction will support several charities, including Marie Curie and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), says Lyon.