Macallan Fine & Rare 1951
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Lot number: 126-09104
Winning bid: £23,000
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.
The Fine & Rare series:
Launched in 2002, Macallan’s flagship Fine & Rare range showcases nearly eight decades of the distillery’s history. Comprised of expressions bottled using some of their oldest stocks, as well as rare Gordon & MacPhail releases that were bought back from private collectors and rebottled, the series represents the Holy Grail for many whisky enthusiasts, with examples frequently setting records at auction. We particularly like their understated packaging that sits back and lets the whisky do the talking.
It was the year the Ford Consul was introduced, as well as The Archers. More importantly, the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, was found in Forfar, having been liberated from London (or so they thought!).
A wonderful 1951 vintage release from The Macallan Distillery, bottled as part of their Fine & Rare Series. Two Sherry butts were filled back in December 1951 and left to mature in the same warehouse for five decades.
48.8% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 632 bottles released
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