The Macallan 1948 whisky



2015-06-26 10:52:30

The Macallan 1948 whisky is a collectible type of Scotch whisky, produced by The Macallan Distillery in Scotland.


The Macallan Distillery

The Macallan Distillery was established at Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland in 1824.

It is famed the world-over for its single malts. Prior to 2004, the distillery used only oak sherry casks from Jerez, Spain.

Since that time, the distillery has employed both bourbon and sherry casks, using this new process to produce its Fine Oak offerings.

Scottish newspaper The Herald stated in 2009 that the distillery was "the world’s third largest-selling single malt (behind Glenfiddich and Glenlivet) with over 500,000 cases a year, and second largest by value."

Since 1999 the distillery has been owned by the Edrington Group.

The Macallan 1948 whisky

The Macallan 1948 whisky is a 46.60% single malt. The beverage was distilled in 1948, matured for 51 or 53 years, and bottled in 1999 or 2001, respectively. Each bottle bore a different date, ensuring that only 365 bottles were produced in each year.

It comes from the distillery’s 609 cask.

A marrying of The Macallan 1948 and The Macallan 1961, known as the Royal Marriage, was produced in 1981 to commemorate the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

The two distillations were taken from the respective years of their birth.

How much is The Macallan 1948 whisky worth?

Bottles can sell for more than £4,000 at online sites.

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