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Macallan 52 Year Old 2018 Release

Lot: 327466

Macallan 52 Year Old 2018 Release

Winning Bid: £48,000
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 23 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
52 year old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
1st fill European Oak Sherry Cask
Bottled Strength: 
48%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 52 Year Old 2018 Release

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.

2018 was a celebratory year for Macallan, with the opening of their new distillery in June that year. Befitting the occasion, the distillery released a number of impressively aged single malts, beginning with their second bottling of a 50 year old, followed by this even rarer release, the 52 year old.

A perfect time capsule, this was distilled in the year that the old Macallan increased its production capacity with the introduction of six new stills, and bottled when the distillery was once again undergoing a huge forward-looking expansion.

The wood and spirit have worked together in perfect harmony for over half a century, with maturation taking place in a first-fill European oak sherry seasoned cask, sourced from Jerez De La Frontera. 

Released in 2018, this is one of just 250 bottles. 

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