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Macallan 1951

Lot: 220320
Macallan 1951
Macallan 1951
Macallan 1951
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Winning Bid: £16,700

Macallan 1951

Distillery:
Macallan
Age:
n/a
Vintage:
1951
Region:
Speyside
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
2 x Sherry butts
Bottle Strength:
48.8%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Macallan 1951

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.  

Bottled in 2001, this is a precursor to the Macallan Fine & Rare series which was lunched the following year and borrowed heavily on the aesthetic used here. 

Distilled in 1951, this was bottled from two sherry butts selected for their exceptional quality, #1541 and #1542.

One of only 632 bottles.

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Important Notice
Please be advised that the absence of any specific condition reports does not imply that this bottle is in perfect condition. We recommend close inspection of all images prior to placing any bids, and any further information required can be provided upon request.
 
Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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