Interesting investment decision .

Assume it will never be drunk .

But why treat a rare whisky as an asset over , for example , a precious metal ?

This "Holy Grail" Bottle Of Scotch Whisky Just Sold For £1.5 Million

The "alternative asset" market seems to still be in a boom, judging by the bid for one rare bottle of Scotch whisky.

A bottle of Macallan 1926 60-year-old single malt from cask number 263 sold for a world record £1.5M at auction in London, according to the BBC. Sotheby's, who held the auction, didn't release the name of the buyer.

This sum dwarfs the previous record for a single bottle of scotch, which stood at £1.2M and was set by another bottle of Macallan from the same cask that was sold last November. Sotheby's described the Macallan 1926 from cask number 263 as the "holy grail" of whisky.