Macallan 2005 Exceptional Cask #7802-11 75cl / 2017 Release - US 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.
The Macallan Exceptional Casks collection was introduced in 2017. This range takes it's 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 18th May 2005 and bottled over 12 years later after maturing in single European Oak Sherry Butt #7802 (Ref: 2017/ESB-7802/11).
Selected by Master Distiller Bob Dalgarno, this was the eleventh cask to be reserved for the 2017 series on 2nd June of the same year. The 11th exceptional single cask bottling was reserved for a select number of US hotels, and has not been made midely available.
Bottled for MGM Macau 2020 Chinese new year, this is one of only 552 bottles.
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