The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding Digital Catalogue - Page 12

42.6% | 75cl
The Macallan 1926 is one of the world’s rarest and
most sought-after single malt whiskies.
Just a minute forty bottles were drawn from exsherry hogshead #263, containing liquid distilled
almost 100 years ago in 1926. That same year was
the height of Prohibition in America and saw the
first telephone call made across the Atlantic Ocean
between London and New York.
Of the forty bottles, twenty-four were commissioned
for label designs by esteemed artists Peter Blake and
Valerio Adami (twelve apiece) and a further two
were sold un-labelled at auctions for bespoke label
Italian illustrator and painter, Valerio Adami, is
renowned as one of Europe’s most influential popartists. Pursuing his penchant for bold, flat forms
of colour and thick borders, the bespoke label is
reminiscent of some of Adami’s most recognised
The design artfully depicts a label within a label, as
a fragmented nude figure drawn in black line is seen
admiring their own image on the bottle before them.
A thick gold border completes the design featuring
hand-written details narrating that this is bottle #12
of 12.
Of the twelve bespoke Valerio Adami embellished
bottles, it is rumoured that one was destroyed in a
2011 earthquake in Japan, and that at least one of
them has been consumed.
Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to offer the
momentous opportunity to bring home this rarity.
Deftly uniting whisky and art connoisseurs, this
remarkable bottle is not only a paragon of whiskymaking, but an incomparable work of art. The
Macallan 1926 Valerio Adami is a testament to the
mastery of those who have gone before and an
inspiration for those who will follow.

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