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Macallan Private Eye

Lot: 001812 Reserve Price: No Reserve
Distillery: Macallan
Age: N/A
Vintage: N/A
Region: Speyside
Bottler: Official
Cask Type: Sherry Casks
Bottle Strength: 40%
Bottle Size: 70cl
Distillery Status: Operational
Winning Bid: £3,650.00


Traditionally, they insisted on maturing their spirit solely in the highest quality sherry casks, sourced directly from Jerez, Spain:  in fact, the Edrington Group, which owns the brand, has even invested in sherry vineyards to ensure the continuing supply of their precious oak, thus giving them the oversight they need to maintain quality.  The exclusive use of sherry casks naturally drove up the price of the resulting whisky, particularly as sherry casks have become rarer and more expensive due to the falling popularity of sherry as a drink.  In 2005, Macallan finally released a range of whiskies matured in bourbon cask wood (the “Fine Oak” series), but it is the classic heavily-sherried style that remains their trademark. 

Whisky bottled by Macallan to mark the 35th anniversary of Private Eye magazine in 1996, the label was designed by the famous illustrator and cartoonist Ralph Steadman. Whisky was selected by F.A. Newlands and the whisky includes cask no. 1580. Bonded in 1961. Bottle no. 1522 of 5000. A true collectors item.

N.B. - Please note the condition of the labels and packaging and also the fill levels of any bottle before bidding.


Some scuffs on bottom of seal