MACALLAN SHERRY OAK 40 YEARS OLD UNVEILED
Macallan has launched a 40-year-old limited release Speyside single malt whisky, priced at US$9,000 a bottle and billed as the ‘pinnacle’ of its Sherry Oak range.
Rare beast: Only 465 bottles of Macallan Sherry Oak 40 Years Old will be released globally
Cask 88 are always happy to hear of the release of another new Macallan, and this Macallan Sherry Oak 40 Years Old is only the third non-vintage release of a 40-year-old expression from the distillery, and follows a similar release in 2016.
As with selected releases before it, this whisky was matured exclusively in three oloroso Sherry-seasoned oak casks – two butts and one hogshead – and only 465 bottles will be released worldwide, bottled at a strength of 44% abv. The whisky is said to have ‘hints of sultanas, ginger and wood spice against a backdrop of sweet cinnamon and citrus’ on the nose, and a palate of ‘soft cinnamon spices, leading into date and figs’.
Macallan master distiller Nick Savage said: ‘After a gentle slumber for over 40 years in our exceptional, Sherry-seasoned oak casks, this rare single malt is full of rich flavour and a beautiful natural colour.’ The whisky will be released in late December, with 70 bottles allocated to the US.
If you are interested in this bottle, as part of the extensive service offering to our clients, we do offer a concierge service that allows customers to seek out particular expressions and releases that will complete their collection. If there is a particular whisky that you are after, contact us today to let us know what you’re looking for.
Cask 88 always looks to keep a stock of Macallan available in our online store and is proud to have advised in the sale of the record-breaking sale of a Macallan cask Click Here for more information. At the time of this post our store has a stunning 33-year-old Macallan, bottled in the 1970’s.
Gordon & MacPhail Macallan Glenlivet 1937, Crystal Decanter for £5,500.00
A very rare Macallan, this was distilled in 1937 and bottled sometime in the 1970s for Pinerolo. The whisky itself has been matured for over 33 years and is presented in an Edinburgh Crystal decanter, complete with crystal stopper.
Cork and red wax button seal. Good condition. Fill Level Below Shoulder
So, if you are as much of a fan of Macallan as we are here at Cask 88, you should be able to find that perfect bottle.