A swig of this Scotch costs more than a 2020 Porsche

What would you do with $100,000?

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Well, you could buy a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera -- or you could buy one shot of Scotch whisky.

The Macallan 1926 Scotch Whisky (Sotheby's)

A bottle The Macallan Fine and Rare 60-Year-Old 1926 Scotch whisky crushed world records, fetching nearly $1.9 million at a Sotheby’s auction in London. The auction house said it expected the bottle to go for about $500,000—a fraction of the final bid.

This works out to roughly $100,000 per shot—$3,000 more than the Porsche.

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What makes it so pricey?

According to Sotheby's, it’s the “holy grail” of Scotch whisky. It was part of a rare series that was distilled in 1926 and bottled in 1986. Macallan said only 40 bottles distilled in 1926 were produced.

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The previous world record for most expensive whisky was also held by a bottle of Macallan distilled in 1926, according to The Spirits Business. It sold for 1.2 million British pounds in 2018, (about $1.5 million), and featured a hand-painted design by Irish artist Michael Dillon.

Sotheby’s has not identified the buyer of the highly valuable bottle.