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Macallan 1979 18 Year Old Gran Reserva US Import - 75cl, 40%

Lot: 005762 Reserve Price: Reserve not met
Distillery: Macallan
Age: 18 y/o
Vintage: 1979
Region: Speyside
Bottler: Official
Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry
Bottle Strength: 40%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Distillery Status: Operational
Item has not met reserve


Macallan is the world’s third-best-selling single malt, after Glenfiddich and Glenlivet…but it is second place by value.  This reflects the premium nature of the Macallan brand, and no small part of that ranking is likely down to the sale of many phenomenally expensive limited editions and vintage bottlings. This astounding reputation is not ill-deserved.  Macallan has long established itself as a malt which takes no shortcuts.  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.

Official bottling of Macallan, considered by some to be one of the best Macallans ever produced. The 1979 Gran Reserva is a highly collectable, iconic Macallan release. American import.

Distilled 1979, bottled 1997.

18 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Matured in Oloroso Sherry casks.

Bottled at 40% ABV, 75cl.

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


Seal has slight compression damage - see photo. Slight damage to wooden box - see photo. Bottle hold in box slightly unstuck - see photo.