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The Macallan 1972 Anniversary, 25yr

The Macallan 1972 Anniversary, 25yr

The Macallan Anniversary Malt is a highly collectable series from one of Scotland's most sought after distilleries. This Macallan 25 year old Anniversary malt was distilled in 1972 and bottled in 1998.

An exceptionally rare whisky, not often seen outside of private collections.

This bottle has been kept in our rare whisky cellar in air condition comfort and out of direct sunlight.

Detailed Notes:

  • Country:  Scotland
  • Region: Speyside
  • ABV:  43% ABV
  • Cask:  Sherry seasoned Casks

    Distillery Notes

    One of the original farm distilleries of Speyside, Macallan became legal in 1824 when Alexander Reid obtained (or was persuaded to obtain) one of the new licences issued after the passing of the 1823 Excise Act. For a distillery which has become synonymous with the growth of single malt, it is worth remembering that Macallan has always been an important malt for blending. It wasn’t until the early 1980s, faced with a downturn in the market for fillings, that Macallan decided to focus more strongly on the then new single malt category. A firm belief in the fusion of the oily, heavy, new make style and ex-Sherry casks saw Macallan, become the first distillery to create so-called ‘bespoke’ casks: selecting specific trees (predominantly in northern Spain, though some American oak is specified), and then with Jerez-based cooper Tevasa specifying the length and nature of drying, type of coopering, the liquid used for seasoning (oloroso) and the duration of that process. Investment in wood has increased significantly in recent years, with a complex of massive warehouses being built on the estate. The new distillery – a distinctive subterranean design – was commissioned on 9 November 2017 and opened officially in May 2018, at a final cost of £140m.

    (This whisky does not come with the original box)

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