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Different Macallan Cask Strengths?

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Different Macallan Cask Strengths?

Postby Sherried Malt » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:19 am

I've seen pictures of what appears to be two different Macallan Cask Strength bottlings. One has a white label with a red stripe near the bottom while the other has a red label.

Is there any difference between the two? Or are they just labelled differently for different markets?

Thanks much!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:54 am

I assume you are talking about the bottle design up to 2005?
Although the same philosophy may be true for the latest bottle design too.

This is the 'normal' Cask Strength:
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This is the one for the USA Market:
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There are also two earlier versions called Full Proof and 100 Proof:

Full Proof
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100 Proof
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I hope this helps,
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:57 am

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Postby kallaskander » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:55 am

Hi there,

look at the labels. Most probably they tell you about different abv levels. That means different batches for different markets or new batches as the previous ones sell out.
There is, by the way another one in a red package and the malt is in the new oval Macallan bottle.

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Postby Sherried Malt » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:55 pm

Thanks to you both for clarifying! :D
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Postby kallaskander » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:11 pm

Hi there,

you´re welcome, and a late welcome to the forum.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:23 pm

Hi Sherried Malt,
once again you're welcome.
I was pleased that the bottles you asked about were in my personal collection, all 4 varieties of CS.

If you need further help, just ask as I keep a large database on bottles, editions and also current values. Sometimes, as in this time, you may be lucky when I can even post my own pictures of them.
Although I would probably say that my "specialities" in this area are Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Glenmorangie & Macallan.

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Postby Lawrence » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:49 pm

I think there are also two versions of the cask strength with a 10 year age statement that are not part of the 'proof' versions. I'll hunt around and try and find them.

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Postby Mr Ellen » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:20 pm

I think you could find plenty of different Cask Strength if you look at the different markets. I found the following 10y. Cask Strength while browsing around (all OB's):

Macallan 10y. 58.5% - France
Macallan 10y. 58.8% - France/Netherlands
Macallan 10y. 58.6% - Germany
Macallan 10y. 57.2% - Germany Sherry
Macallan 10y. 58.2% - Germany Red Box
Macallan 10y. 58.5% - Germany Sherry
Macallan 10y. 58.4% - U.K.
Macallan 10y. 58.8% - Duty Free Label

I guess you can find even more variations on this Cask Strength version.

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Postby Choochoo » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:43 pm

Has anyone had experiences with taste or quality variations between the different bottles? I’m nearly done with the red label “US Version”, and the bottles I’ve seen in my local shops all have the white label. Any thoughts if I should expect a difference between the red and the white label bottle?
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Postby Admiral » Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:44 am

Lawrence is correct about the age statement....the Cask Strength release was packaged in some markets with a 10 years old statement, whereas it's a no-age-statement in other markets.

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