The Macallan has unveiled a new and remarkably rare, limited edition single malt whisky. With only 250 individually numbered bottles available worldwide; The Macallan 52 years old 2018 is never to be repeated.
This latest addition to The Macallan collection has been slowly matured for fifty-two years in one exceptional, hand crafted first fill European oak sherry seasoned cask from Spain. Defined by an unwavering pledge to create peerless single malts, this whisky reflects the unrivaled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been renowned since its inception.
The quality of the spirit is a testament to The Macallan and their exceptional oak casks, which are sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eyes of The Macallan Master of wood. These casks provide the greatest contribution to the character, natural color, distinctive aromas and full flavors of this single malt.
The result is a complex whisky, which presents flavors of rich fruit and dark chocolate fondant, followed by hints of peat smoke combined with cinnamon and ginger from the wood spices. The Macallan 52 years old is an elegant and unique whisky, embodying the distinct quality The Macallan is renowned for.
Sarah Burgess, The Macallan whisky maker, said: “After being left to mature for fifty-two long years in one exceptional, hand crafted European oak sherry seasoned cask, this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich spicy flavors and has a beautiful ruby mahogany natural color. Bottled at an ABV of 48% where all the flavors 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. With only 250 individually numbered bottles available worldwide, this is a highly limited and expertly crafted release which will be desired by the world’s whisky lovers and luxury connoisseurs.”
Presented in a luxurious solid oak box, The Macallan 52 years old packaging features an etched face inlaid with a matte gold badged age statement, reflecting the intricate designs for The Macallan 25 years old and The Macallan 50 years old.
The Macallan 52 years old 2018 release will be limited to 42 bottles in the US market this year, with a suggested retail price of approximately $53,500 USD per 750ml bottle.
Source: The Macallan