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Macallan 1989 The Intrepid 32 Year Old 12 x 50cl / Includes Miniature x 2

Lot: 5091775

Macallan 1989 The Intrepid 32 Year Old 12 x 50cl / Includes Miniature x 2

Winning Bid: £5,500
(Reserve not met) This lot currently has: 21 bids

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32 Year Old
Duncan Taylor
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50cl x 12 and 5cl x 2
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Macallan 1989 The Intrepid 32 Year Old 12 x 50cl / Includes Miniature x 2

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 complete set of the 12 different label designs of The Intrepid, a series of bottlings drawn from the 1.8m tall, 311 litre bottle of Macallan that became the world record holder for largest bottle of Scotch whisky in 2021.

The whisky was distilled in 1989 and aged for 32 years in hogsheads #6986 and #6992.

This lot comprises 12 x 50cl from the release of 150 bottles. Plus 2 miniature bottles of the same whisky.

Each label features a famous explorer, their story and details of the charity they support.

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