London-based brokerage VCL Vintners chose to auction off the cask with a non-fungible token courtesy of NFT artist Trevor Jones. Instead of the usual cask photo, Jones was commissioned to create an abstract representation. The somewhat smudgy and loosely barrel-shaped result was entitled The Angel’s Share. This latest Macallan record comes at the expense of an old one: a similar Macallan 1991 cask set the record for priciest cask back in August by selling for $572,978 — though that cask apparently only contained about 200 bottles’ worth of booze.
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