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Macallan 1948 Select Reserve 51 Year Old / 4th July

Lot: 220458
Macallan 1948 Select Reserve 51 Year Old
Macallan 1948 Select Reserve 51 Year Old
Macallan 1948 Select Reserve 51 Year Old
Macallan 1948 Select Reserve 51 Year Old
Macallan 1948 Select Reserve 51 Year Old
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Winning Bid: £14,500

Macallan 1948 Select Reserve 51 Year Old / 4th July

Distillery:
Macallan
Age:
51 Year Old
Vintage:
1948
Region:
Speyside
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
46.6%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Macallan 1948 Select Reserve 51 Year Old / 4th July

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 magnificent bottle of Macallan distilled in 1948 and matured for over half a century until bottling on the 26th November 1999.  The 1948 Select Reserve was chosen from just three Spanish sherry oak casks, all distilled from choice barley harvested in the late summer of 1947.

Macallan decided to allocate each bottle an individual date rather than the more conventional bottle number. Of the 366 bottles released, not one bottle carries the same date as any other. This particular bottle is labelled 4th July.

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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.

 

This collection was stored at Mr. Gooding's residence in Colorado, USA. It was amassed for the purpose of display, and as such boxes and other associated items from the original presentation of each bottle may no longer be present. All lots are sold as photographed.

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