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Macallan 2005 Exceptional Cask #5223-10 / 2017 Release

Lot: 320728

Macallan 2005 Exceptional Cask #5223-10 / 2017 Release

Winning Bid: £1,750

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Lot: 320728
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
12 Year Old
Vintage: 
2005
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
European Oak Sherry Butt
Bottled Strength: 
65.9%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
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Macallan 2005 Exceptional Cask #5223-10 / 2017 Release

The 2017 Macallan Exceptional Casks were bottled mostly for the United States and parts of Asia. The range takes its name from a number of single cask bottlings Macallan released during the 1990s, which are often described as some of "the greatest Macallan of them all."

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.

Distilled on the 30th March 2005 and bottled over 12 years later after maturing in single European oak sherry butt #5223 (Ref: 2017/ESB-5223/10).

Selected by Macallan Whisky Maker Sarah Burgess, this was the tenth cask to be reserved for the 2017 series on 24th July of the same year.

One of only 492 bottles.

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