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Macallan 40 Year Old 2005 Release

Lot: 220439
Macallan 40 Year Old 2005 Release
Macallan 40 Year Old 2005 Release
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Winning Bid: £14,500

Macallan 40 Year Old 2005 Release

Distillery:
Macallan
Age:
40 Year Old
Vintage:
N/A
Region:
Speyside
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
Sherry Wood
Bottle Strength:
43%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Macallan 40 Year Old 2005 Release

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. 

A fantastic, slightly older release of the Macallan 40 year old before it became a staple of the annual release calender.

This limited release was bottled in 2005.

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