The Macallan 1981 Royal Marriage whisky

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2015-06-26 10:52:32

The Macallan 1981 Royal Marriage 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 1981 Royal Marriage whisky

The 43% 1981 Royal Marriage was produced from marrying of The Macallan 1948 and The Macallan 1961.

The limited edition offering 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.

It should not be confused with The Macallan 2011 Royal Marriage whisky, a 1,000 bottle run produced in 2011 to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

How much is The Macallan 1981 Royal Marriage whisky worth?

Bottles can sell for around £1,500.

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