The Perfect Collection Part One ends Monday 17th February

Macallan 1940 Gordon and MacPhail Speymalt

Lot: 220465
Add to Watch List
Macallan 1940 Gordon and MacPhail Speymalt
Macallan 1940 Gordon and MacPhail Speymalt
1
2

Macallan 1940 Gordon and MacPhail Speymalt

Current Bid: £3,100
(10 bids)
(Reserve not met)

Currency Estimate

Important: Currency exchange rates are constantly changing; this feature is to be used as a guide price only. All final transactions occur in British Pounds (£).
Lot 220465
Distillery:
Macallan
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1940
Region:
Speyside
Bottler:
Gordon & Macphail
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
40%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Product details

Macallan 1940 Gordon and MacPhail Speymalt

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. 

Gordon & MacPhail helped Macallan survive during the 1930s and 1940s by buying a regular batch of stock from them, and this good standing has given them continued access to high quality casks over the years. The Speymalt series provided an excellent and affordable way to experience vintage Macallan as the popularity of distillery bottlings made them increasingly difficult to source.

This is a spectacular example, distilled in 1940. War-time distilled single malt is especially rare, and Macallan were one of the few to continue production.

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.

Contact Us

UK Address:
Whisky Auctioneer Ltd,
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove,
Inveralmond Industrial Estate,
Perth, United Kingdom, PH1 3FN

Germany Address:
Zechenring 6B, 41836, Ratheim,
Germany

Tel: 01738 245576

Email: info@whiskyauctioneer.com

Opening Times: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm


ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES