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Macallan 1970 Samaroli 14 Year Old / Osteria Apostoli

Lot: 7008595

Macallan 1970 Samaroli 14 Year Old / Osteria Apostoli

Winning Bid: £13,500
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 28 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
14 year old
Vintage: 
1970
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
R.W. Duthie for Samaroli
Cask Type: 
Sherry Wood
Bottled Strength: 
57%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 1970 Samaroli 14 Year Old / Osteria Apostoli

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 sports on the pantheon of whisky greats.

This is an incredibly rare 1970 vintage Macallan, bottled by R.W. Duthie in 1984 and exclusively reserved for the Osteria Apostoli in Milan. This is one of several releases, bottled alongside a Laphroaig, Bowmore and a Mortlach.

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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