A six-litre decanter of the Macallan became the new world record holder for most expensive whisky sold at auction Auctioned in Hong Kong, The Macallan ‘M’ was sold for £381,620, £100,000 more than the previous record of £288,000 paid for a decanter of the Macallan 64-year-old in New York in 2010. Named “Constantine” after the Roman emperor, the Lalique-designed decanter is one of just four in the world and the only one to be offered for auction as the malt producer has decided to archive two while the third has been pre-sold to an Asian collector.