Macallan 1977 Samaroli Sherry Wood / Curved Distillery Label
An incredible vintage bottling of Macallan in Samaroli's classic 'Curved Distillery Name' label style. This is one of three Macallan bottled in this style between 1992 and 1995, including a 1977 vintage and a private cask bottling for a Mr A. Bleve in Rome. All are highly sought after.
This was bottled in 1992 from sherry casks by R.W. Duthie in Aberdeen, one of the final bottlings from their long-running partneship which was about to come to an end. One of 420 available.
Samaroli is perhaps Italy's most revered independent bottler of Scotch whisky. With an impeccable taste in single cask whiskies, and an eye for aesthetics (if not English spelling at times!), he is regarded by many as a visionary. Many of his bottles now occupy deserved spots on the pantheon of whisky greats.
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.
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