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Macallan 1965 Whyte and Whyte 29 Year Old Sherry Casks 75cl / Spirits Library

Lot: 219120

Macallan 1965 Whyte and Whyte 29 Year Old Sherry Casks 75cl / Spirits Library

Winning Bid: £2,420

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
29 Year Old
Vintage: 
1965
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Whyte & Whyte
Cask Type: 
sherry casks
Bottled Strength: 
48.5%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 1965 Whyte and Whyte 29 Year Old Sherry Casks 75cl / Spirits Library

It may be hard to imagine today, but for much of the 20th century, Macallan was primarily a constituent malt in blends. It was not until the 1980s downturn in the market that the distillery decided to focus on its single malt brand. Fortuitously, this coincided with the crest of a wave of enthusiasm for the high quality releases that the distillery had licensed to Campbell, Hope & King and Gordon & MacPhail in the 1960s and 1970s. These remain some of the most collectible on the market. While global single malt sales volume is still lead by Speyside neighbours, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, Macallan is easily the most sought after. So much so in fact, that they had to open a brand new distillery in 2018, a subterranean architectural masterpiece within the Easter Elchies estate, boasting 36 copper pot stills. 

An absolutely spectacular independent Macallan, distilled in 1965 and matured for over 29 years in sherry casks.

This was bottled for Whyte and Whyte, a Chicago-based independent spirits distributor in the US. The company had a UK arm that sourced casks of single malt from a variety of specialist firms, including Signatory Vintage and Wm. Cadenhead. This bottle is part of a sought after series the company imported for the Spirits Library, a Scotch and Cognac retailer in the US. Whyte and Whyte ceased trading in 1998, and these bottles are an increasing rarity.

 

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