Macallan 1949 and 1989 whiskies head to auction

5th March, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

A bottle of 52-year-old Macallan from 1949 will go under the hammer at an online auction, with a minimum bid of US$25,000.

The Macallan 1949 and 1989 bottles from the Fine & Rare Series

The bottling, from The Macallan’s famous Fine & Rare collection, will be offered through the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) first Rare Vintage and Speciality Product Auction.

In addition to the 1949 bottling, a bottle of 21-year-old 1989 Macallan from the same series will also be on offer, with a minimum bid of US$9,000.

Sealed bids for the bottles will be accepted until 4pm EST on Friday 5 April.

Furthermore, an undisclosed reserve amount above the minimum bid is required for each product and must be met for the products to be sold.

The Macallan 1949 Cask No. 935 Single Malt Scotch Highland 52 Year Old was distilled in 1949 and was aged for 52 years until it was bottled in 2002. Cask No. 935 provided 228 bottle equivalents with a cask strength of 41.1% abv.

On the nose, The Macallan 1949 has hints of tropical and citrus fruits with peaty, Islay-like notes. The palate is fruity and peaty, with light vanilla toffee and flavours of wood and spice.

The Macallan 1989 Cask No. 3247 Single Malt Scotch Highland 21 Year Old was distilled in 1989, and aged for 21 years until it was bottled in 2010. There were 338 bottles created, with a cask strength of 55.2% abv.

It is said to have an aroma of rich dried fruits, orange and chocolate with hints of nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Its tasting notes include resinous oak, leading to wild forest fruits with hints of crème caramel.

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