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Macallan 2002 SMWS 18 Year Old 24.144

Lot: 297146

Macallan 2002 SMWS 18 Year Old 24.144

Winning Bid: £240

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
19 Year Old
Vintage: 
2002
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
SMWS
Cask Type: 
1st fill ex-bourbon barrel
Bottled Strength: 
56.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 2002 SMWS 18 Year Old 24.144

'The Humble Crumble.'

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 whisky was distilled on 12th march 2002 and matured in a 1st fill ex-Bourbon barrel for 18 years before being bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was founded in 1983 by a group of friends lead by tax accountant Phillip ‘Pip’ Hills as a private members club. The concept behind the society was to source casks from all over Scotland which would then be bottled and made available exclusively to its members. Perhaps the most famous feature of these bottles are the unique codes. Each distillery is represented by a different number and the following digits indicate that particular release. That same year, the SMWS set up its first location in Leith’s Vault buildings in Edinburgh where it still stands today.

One of 197 bottles.

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