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Macallan The Red Collection 6 x 70cl

Lot: 5036182

Macallan The Red Collection 6 x 70cl

Winning Bid: £490,000
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 33 bids

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Macallan The Red Collection 6 x 70cl

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 full range is included here, a 40, 50, 60, 71, 74 and 78 year old, some of the oldest whisky ever bottled by the distillery. The colour Red has a myriad of significance for Macallan, from its founder's name, Alexander Reid, meaning "the red one," to the label aesthetic being an homage to the oldest vintages bottled from the distillery in the late 1970s and Allan Shiach marking them with red ribbons in the 1980s.

The 40, 50 and 60 year old were created by Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell.

The 71, 74 and 78 year old were created by Whisky Maker, Sarah Burgess

All are presented in oak boxes hand-crafted in the UK using the same European wood used to make Macallan casks. The interior of the boxes has been upholstered by Bridge of Weir using high quality, sustainably sourced Scottish leather.

  • Macallan 40 Year Old The Red Collection 48.1%
  • Macallan 50 Year Old The Red Collection 45.1%
  • Macallan 60 Year Old The Red Collection 43.4%
  • Macallan 71 Year Old The Red Collection 41.6%
  • Macallan 74 Year Old The Red Collection 42.6%
  • Macallan 78 Year Old The Red Collection 42.2%
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