The Macallan Whisky Makes Guinness Book of World Records
It's jawdropping to see that the oldest bottle from the Macallan distillery sold for a $460,000 -- officially making it a Guinness Book of World Records honoree -- but it's even cooler to see that money be given to charity.
The Macallan announced its 64-year old single malt scotch, Cire Perdue, in the Lalique crystal decanter, which was auctioned in 2010, won the title for the most expensive whisky sold at an auction. But the rare bottle wasn't just sold for profit: instead, the thousands of dollars raised went to a charity effort between The Macallan and charity: water, an organization that brings clean water to countries in need. The Macallan and charity: water announced that the partnership -- and money raised at the auction -- brought more than 23,000 people water.
Said David Cox, Director of Fine and Rare Whiskies for The Macallan in a press release, "“We had a phenomenal response around the world to this very special and rare decanter and I feel it is a fitting tribute to the inspiring project which managed to raise a staggering $600,000 overall for charity: water.” Now, they've got the title along with the charity.