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Macallan 1970 18 Year Old / Premiere Wine Merchants Import, US

Lot: 221732
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Macallan 1970 18 Year Old / Premiere Wine Merchants Import, US
Macallan 1970 18 Year Old / Premiere Wine Merchants Import, US
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Macallan 1970 18 Year Old / Premiere Wine Merchants Import, US

Current Bid: £925
(33 bids)

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Lot 221732
Distillery:
Macallan
Age:
18 Year Old
Vintage:
1970
Region:
Speyside
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
Sherry Wood
Bottle Strength:
43%
Bottle Size:
75cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Product details

Macallan 1970 18 Year Old / Premiere Wine Merchants Import, US

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. 

Macallan vintage releases produced by Campbell, Hope & King tended to be aged around the 15 year old mark, but when Macallan took over the responsibility in 1980, they toyed for a few releases with more advanced age-statements of 17 and 18 years old. The latter was deemed the optimum maturation, and the official 18 year old was launched in 1984. It is now an absolute classic of the whisky world.

Distilled in 1970, this was was bottled in 1988. These early releases were packaged in the instantly recognisable purple-sashed white boxes, featuiring the Sara Midda watercolours of Easter Elchies house, synonymous with Macallan of the period.

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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