It’s being advertised as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is hosting a first-ever auction of two rare vintage bottles of Macallan Fine and Rare Series scotch whisky.
The bottles are all yours for the right price. Bids are being accepted through 4 p.m. April 5 at the Fine Wine and Good Spirits website on the following products:
Macallan 1949 Cask No. 935 Single Malt Scotch Highland 52-year-old (750 mL)
Macallan 1989 Cask No. 3247 Single Malt Scotch Highland 21-year-old (750 mL)
“We were extremely fortunate to receive these highly sought-after products, which are very difficult to find across the world, let alone in the U.S., and we look forward to making one or two scotch enthusiasts very, very happy,” said Tim Holden, PLCB chairman.
Unfortunately, you’ll need some cash before you can make a bid.
The minimum bids are $25,000 for the 1949 bottle and $9,000 for the 1989 bottle. The LCB said an undisclosed reserve amount above the minimum bid has been set for each product and must be met in order for the scotches to go to the top bidders.
Bidders must set up accounts on the website, complete a bid sheet, obtain a $2,500 cashier’s check or money order and mail or hand deliver the bids to the PLCB by the deadline. Participants can submit multiple bids on one or more products.
For those not familiar with the products, the Macallan 1949 bottle was distilled in 1949 and spent 52 years aging until it was bottled in 2002, while the Macallan 1989 bottle spent 21 years aging and was bottled in 2010, according to the Macallan Fine and Rare timeline.
The LCB has hosted similar sales in the past including limited-release lotteries of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons and whiskeys.