A bottle of the oldest whisky ever launched by The Macallan is ready to spark a bidding frenzy when it goes up for public sale. The Macallan 78 Yr Previous is believed to be the oldest age-statement whisky ever to hit public sale and is anticipated to promote for a major determine on the web whisky public sale platform, Whisky Hammer.
The brand new whisky types a part of the brand new Purple Assortment, a set of six highly-aged liquids from Scotland’s most collected distillery. The newly introduced set features a 40 Yr Previous, 50 Yr Previous, 60 Yr Previous, 71 Yr Previous, 74 Yr Previous and the 78 Yr Previous. The final two are the oldest whiskies ever released by The Macallan and set a brand new commonplace for the business as an entire.
Launched in extremely restricted portions, the 78 Yr Previous is prone to be probably the most coveted new releases of all time and encourage fierce bidding from throughout the globe. The public sale begins Friday, October 16 with a gap worth of £10,000 (approx. $13,000). The public sale ends on October 25, by which era bidding is anticipated to be effectively into six figures.
Daniel Milne, managing director of Whisky Hammer, stated: “We’re actually excited to have the ability to provide one thing as uncommon as this 78 Yr Previous expression from The Macallan Purple Assortment for public sale and we anticipate a really excessive degree of curiosity on this lot. The Macallan is without doubt one of the most well-known and beloved Scotch whisky manufacturers and is regarded globally because the epitome of high quality and style – add to this the fun of the oldest single malt ever launched by Macallan, the top result’s a real icon in whisky historical past.”
The Macallan launched the brand new assortment as “an beautiful vary of distinguished and uncommon single malt Scotch whiskies, formed by the actions of our founder Alexander Reid and key characters in our historical past, who’ve laid the foundations for our single malt right this moment”. It added, “This assortment celebrates the wealthy vary of reds current naturally in each step of our course of”.
This public sale would be the first alternative for collectors to get their arms on a Macallan 78 Yr Previous, however those that miss out will likely be granted one other alternative when one other, even rarer bottle goes on sale at Sotheby’s on October 31. Bought as a single set of six, this particular version options illustrations designed by Spanish artist Javi Aznarez. Solely two of those units exist: one goes to public sale and the opposite goes to The Macallan archives. Supplied as a single lot, the set is anticipated to fetch between £200,000 – £800,000 (approx. $258,500 – $1m).
Tasting notes for The Macallan 78 Yr Previous
Shade: Sundown on the Spey
Nostril: A contemporary fruit medley of apple, peach and grape transferring into contemporary lime and verbena. Vintage oak and gentle leather-based transfer shortly into an expensive darkish chocolate and dried fruit sensation. The dried fruits are a stability of dates and raisins. Lastly, a wealthy inviting vanilla cake.
Palate: Warming oak spice of nutmeg and ginger open into the wealthy dried fruits of raisin, prune, date and a touch of almond nuttiness. The oak wealthy whisky is warming but dry with highly effective treacle toffee and a baked apple sweetness.
End: A protracted thought-provoking end, all the flavors from the nostril and the style make an look on this end….Exceptional.