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Macallan 2003 Exceptional Cask #9064-03 / 2018 Release

Lot: 327536

Macallan 2003 Exceptional Cask #9064-03 / 2018 Release

Winning Bid: £1,950
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 10 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
14 Year Old
Vintage: 
2003
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
European Oak Sherry Butt
Bottled Strength: 
61.6%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 2003 Exceptional Cask #9064-03 / 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.

The Macallan Exceptional Casks series was relaunched in 2017. 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."

Distilled on the 11th August 2003 and bottled over 14 years later after maturing in single European Oak Sherry Butt #9064 (Ref: 2018/ESB-9064/03)

Selected by Macallan Whisky Maker Sarah Burgess, this was the third cask to be reserved for the 2018 series on 21st December of the previous year.

One of only 613 bottles.

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