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Macallan 40 Year Old 2016 Release

Macallan 40 Year Old 2016 Release
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Winning bid: £19000.00
Lot number: 112-03993

The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. Now owned by the Edrington Group, The Macallan prides itself on its Six Pillars, which include its curiously small stills, very narrow 'cut' of new make spirit and exceptional cask management. It is the most sought after whisky for collectors, regularly setting records at auctions all round the world.

A new £140 million subterranean distillery and visitor centre on the Easter Elchies estate was opened to the public in the summer of 2018 and has since won several awards for its architectural quality; with its exciting features including glass walls of vintage whiskies, a circular pod of copper pot stills, and a Boutique reflecting those in Dubai and Heathrow airports.

This luscious 40 year old from Macallan came about almost by accident. Whilst creating the 2006 release of their 30 year old expression, Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno filled ten marrying casks with Macallan's wonderful sherry aged spirit. Nine of these ten casks became that years 30 year old, but it was decided that one would be kept aside for further maturation. 10 years later it was ready to become the distillery's second ever non vintage 40 year old.

Bottled: 2016

Age: 40 Years Old

Cask Type: Sherry

45% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 20 / 500

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 112th Auction (September 28 – October 4, 2020)