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Macallan 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 37 Year Old / Co. Pinerolo Import

Lot: 305372

Macallan 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 37 Year Old / Co. Pinerolo Import

Winning Bid: £4,600

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
37 Year Old
Vintage: 
1940
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
Sherry Wood
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 1940 Gordon and MacPhail 37 Year Old / Co. Pinerolo Import

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.

Gordon & MacPhail are one of the largest and most recognisable whisky companies in the world. Although they began distilling at the newly refurbished Benromach distillery in 1998, for most of their history they were an independent bottler. Their labels are recognised by whisky lovers the world over, and their licensed bottlings from distillery's like Macallan and Talisker in the 1970s and 1980s, when the companies were not bottling themselves, are a huge part of the success of those distillers today.

An Italian import bottling by Gordon and MacPhail for Co. Import in Pinerolo, Italy.

Gordon & MacPhail helped Macallan survive during the 1930s and 1940s by buying a regular batch of stock from them, which in turn allowed them to release a lot of these special Macallan bottlings to the Italian market.

Distilled in 1940, and bottled after 37 years.

A rare opportunity to own a genuinely old, wartime-distilled Macallan. 

 

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