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Macallan 1980 Exceptional Cask #4063

Lot: 220344

Macallan 1980 Exceptional Cask #4063

Winning Bid: £2,100

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
21 Year Old
Vintage: 
1980
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Bottled Strength: 
59.3%
Bottle Size: 
50cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 1980 Exceptional Cask #4063

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 the second of six releases in what is now referred to as the original 'Exceptional Cask' range. These were the first ever publically available single cask distillery bottlings.

Distilled in March 1980, matured in Oloroso sherry butt number #4063 then bottled in December 2001. 

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