Guinness World Records has officially named the Cire Perdue “the oldest existing expression of the Macallan single malt at 64-years,” it was packaged in a unparalleled Lalique crystal decanter auctioned off for $460,000.
The auction took place at Sotheby’s in New York City back in November 2010; however, Guinness World Records has just made it official as “the most expensive whisky ever sold at auction.” This was not something that was not planned; the Macallan distillery teamed up with the well-known crystal maker Lalique in an attempt to make this record happen.
It was done to benefit charity: water, a nonprofit corporation geared at bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, according to their website.
In addition, to the auction this action had global fundraising tours that brought in more than $600,000 in total for the charity.
Thousands of people have joined charity: water by doing fundraising campaigns on www.charitywater.org. They have been giving up their birthday gifts, ran marathons, jumped out of planes, sold lemonade all in a effort to provide clean water to people who are in need.
Accord to their website, “100% of each dollar raised funds water project costs in developing countries.”