The Macallan unveiled a rare limited-edition single-malt whisky: The Macallan 50 Years Old, 2018 release.
This Scotch whisky was created at a time when the distilerry had the future in mind. By increasing the number of curiously small stils that help to concentrate the “new make” spirit, the foundations were established to ensure the full-bodied, rich and fruity flavours and characteristic of The Macallan today.
Laid down in exceptional handcrafted European oak sherry seasoned casks from Spain, this new make spirit was then left to mature slowly and quietly for at least fifty long years. During these decades of slumber, it is the ancient wood that shaped the spirit – delivering the greatest contribution to the character, natural colour, dinstictive aromas and full flavours at the heart of this single malt.
The result is a rich and complex whisky with sweat vanilla and blackcurrant characters and beautiful vibrant amber natural colour.
Bottled with an alcohol-by-volume content of 44 percent, The Macallan 50 Years Old is presented in a solid oak box featuring an etched face inlaid with a matte gold badged age statement. The bottle label is reminiscent of the 50 and 25 Years Old bottling’s of yesteryear. The 2018 release will be available starting in April and is limited to 200 bottles worldwide, with only 35 bottles allocated to the United States, at a suggested retail price of $35,000, the company says.