Macallan 2008 Super Bottle 12 Year Old - WARI Charity Lot
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.
Distilled in 2008 and drawn at cask strength from hogshead cask #21 in 2021. One of 408 bottles.
A Super Bottle!
Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with the Whisky and Rum Investors to hold a spotlight charity auction. The online group hosted an appeal for donations to raise funds for those displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. They received bottles from individuals and companies across the industry and would like to extend their gratitude to the extended whisky community for supporting this initiative.
This lot has been generously donated via their online appeal and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
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