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Macallan 1937 Gordon and MacPhail 35 Year Old / Edward and Edward

Lot: 5079166

Macallan 1937 Gordon and MacPhail 35 Year Old / Edward and Edward

Winning Bid: £4,455
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 40 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
35 year old
Vintage: 
1937
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
sherry wood
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 1937 Gordon and MacPhail 35 Year Old / Edward and Edward

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.

This is a very rare bottle of Macallan, distilled in 1937 bottled in the 1972 by Gordon & MacPhail.

Gordon & MacPhail helped Macallan survive during the 1930s and 1940s by buying a regular batch of stock from them, which in turn allowed them to release a lot of these special Macallan bottlings to the Italian market. This was bottled especially for the legendary Italian bar owner, Edoardo Giaccone.

Giaccone was something of a trailblazer, and was importing specially bottled official single malts for his bar from the late 1960s, this is one of his earliest. He opened the famous venue in 1958, and it has been called a few different things over the years, including Garten, Edward & Edward (during the period this was imported), and La Taverna del Comandante.

Edoardo set the stage for later legendary bottlers such as Silvano Samaroli, Nadi Fiori and Ernesto Mainardi. Moon Import founder, Pepi Mongiardino said, "he was the first person I visited" when he became the distributor for Bruichladdich in 1981. Giaccone did not have any of his own labels or series, but was the first person in Italy to have official bottlings produced exclusively for him. Through his bar, Italy was treated to exclusive releases from Clynelish, Bowmore, Dalmore, Highland Park and even Jack Daniel's.

 

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