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Macallan 1974 Blackadder 22 Year Old Natural Strength

Lot: 222653

Macallan 1974 Blackadder 22 Year Old Natural Strength

Winning Bid: £900

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
22 Year Old
Vintage: 
1974
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Blackadder
Cask Type: 
sherry
Bottled Strength: 
53.1%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 1974 Blackadder 22 Year Old Natural Strength

Blackadder International were founded in 1995 by whisky writers, Robin Tucek and John Lamond, authors of the 1987 publication, The Malt Whisky File: The Essential Guide for the Malt Whisky Connoisseur. The company has gained great affection from whisky enthusiasts for its Raw Cask series, which is deliberately drawn un-filtered from the cask so as to retain all cask sediment along with any natural oils and fats. The company is credited with a key role in the popularisation of cask strength whiskies since its inception.

This is a 1974 vintage Macallan, bottled at its natural cask strength in May 1997.

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.  

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