Macallan releases 52-year-old for $50,000

14th December, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

The Macallan has launched a “remarkably rare” 52-year-old single malt Scotch priced at £38,500 (US$50,000).

The Macallan has added a 52-year-old single malt to its range

Limited to just 250 bottles, the whisky has been fully matured in a single first-fill European oak Sherry cask. It is said to have a “complex” character with notes of “rich fruit and dark chocolate fondant”.

“After being left to mature for 52 long years in one exceptional, hand-crafted European oak Sherry-seasoned cask, this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich spicy flavours and has a beautiful ruby mahogany natural colour,” said Sarah Burgess, The Macallan whisky maker.

“Bottled at an abv of 48% where all the flavours became perfectly balanced, The Macallan 52 Years Old is an outstanding addition to our expanding range of unique, classic-aged whiskies and is a testament to the harmony created through the mastery of wood and spirit.”

The expression is presented in a solid oak box featuring an etched face and matte gold badge denoting the age statement.

At the end of last month, a bottle of 1926 Macallan, hand-painted by Irish artist Michael Dillon, became the first whisky to sell for more than £1 million.

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