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Macallan 1939 Fine and Rare 40 Year Old / One of 58 Bottles

Lot: 220321
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Macallan 1939 Fine and Rare 40 Year Old / One of 58 Bottles

Winning Bid: £20,000
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 14 bids

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Lot: 220321
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1939
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Wood
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
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Macallan 1939 Fine and Rare 40 Year Old / One of 58 Bottles

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.  

This is a legendary spirit which is now part of the Fine and Rare range, launched in 2002 as the pinnacle of Macallan excellence.

Distilled in 1939, originally bottled by Gordon and MacPhail in 1979 and re-bottled officially by Macallan in 2002 as a 40 year old. The 1939 is third rarest in the series, one of only 58 bottles, and is considered one of best examples of single malt Scotch whisky from the distillery. An incredible opportunity to own a genuinely old Macallan. 

Unique Reference: uuR5Q8.

Signed and dated by N MacKellar on 22nd September 2003.

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