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The Macallan reveals 50 Years Old 2018 Edition

Edrington's The Macallan has unveiled a new limited edition single malt whisky – The Macallan 50 Years Old, 2018 release.

The Macallan 50 Years Old was created at a time when the distillery had the future in mind, increasing the number of small stills that help to concentrate the ‘new make’ spirit.

The spirit was then laid down in a single European oak Sherry butt from Spain and left to mature for fifty years.

Nick Savage, master distiller at The Macallan, says: “After being left to mature for half a century, this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich flavor and beautiful natural color. Coveted by whisky connoisseurs and collectors around the world, The Macallan 50 Years Old is an incredible addition to our expanding range of unique, mature whiskies and marks another pinnacle of The Macallan whisky makers’ art. With a finite volume of only 200 individually numbered bottles worldwide, this highly limited 2018 release will likely be in very high demand.”

Bottled at an ABV of 44% 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. This 2018 release will be available starting in April 2018 and is limited to 200 bottles worldwide, with only 35 bottles allocated to the USA, at a suggested retail price of approximately $35,000.

8 April 2018 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor