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Macallan 1966 17 Year Old

Lot: 221726

Macallan 1966 17 Year Old

Winning Bid: £2,000
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 15 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
17 Year Old
Vintage: 
1966
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Wood
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 1966 17 Year Old

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. 

Macallan vintage releases produced by Campbell, Hope & King tended to be aged around the 15 year old mark, but when Macallan took over the responsibility in 1980, they toyed for a few releases with more advanced age-statements before settling on the 18 year old as the optimum maturation.

This was distilled in 1966 and matured for 17 years before being bottled in 1984. The classic 18 year old distillery bottling was launched later that year.

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