World's most expensive bottle of whisky that was made in 1926 sells for ...

The world's most expensive bottle of whisky - described by experts as the 'Holy Grail' - has been sold for nearly £850,000 at auction.

The 60-year-old Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 sold for a record-breaking £848,750 when it went under the hammer today at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh.

Although 12 bottles of the vintage whisky were produced, it is not known how many of them still exist.   

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A Bonhams porter shows the bottle of Macallan Valerio Adamai 1926 whisky to packed auction house in Edinburgh today. The whisky was bottled in 1986 having been stored in a vat for 60 years previously

A Bonhams porter shows the bottle of Macallan Valerio Adamai 1926 whisky to packed auction house in Edinburgh today. The whisky was bottled in 1986 having been stored in a vat for 60 years previously

Bonhams auctioneer Charles Graham-Campbell (pictured) takes bids during the sale of this whisky

The bottle (pictured), which was expected to fetch between £700,000 and £900,000 ended up being sold for a record-breaking £848,750

Bonhams auctioneer Charles Graham-Campbell (left) takes bids during the sale of this whisky. The bottle (right), which was expected to fetch between £700,000 and £900,000 ended up being sold for a record-breaking £848,750

One is said to have been destroyed in an earthquake in Japan in 2011, and it is believed that at least one of them has been opened and consumed.  

Since the auction was announced earlier this year, Bonhams has been receiving inquiries from across the world, particularly China, for the tipple.

Bonhams Whisky specialist in Edinburgh, Martin Green, said: 'I am delighted at this exceptional result.

'It is a great honour to have established a new world record, and particularly exciting to have done so here in

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