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Macallan 100 Proof in the US.

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Macallan 100 Proof in the US.

Postby lbacha » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:28 pm

Was this sold as '100 proof' in the US. The reason I'm asking is because 100 proof isn't 100 proof in the US. In the US 100 proof is 50% alcohol and in the UK it is something like 58%.

Just wondering because I saw some tasing notes and the whisky was Macallan 100 proof and it was noted as USA Bottling.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:33 pm

I have two of the older Macallan high strength bottlings:

Full Proof
100 Proof

I always thought the 100 proof was a UK / EU bottling.
It is 70cl and 57% Vol.

The Full Proof that I have is an Italian Import, 75cl and also 57%.
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Postby jimidrammer » Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:40 pm

The only Macallan I've seen in the U.S. close to this is the 58.5% Cask Strength. It doesn't say 100 Proof anywhere so this may not be what you are talking about. It is in the same slim bottle as the Fine Oak series now. The Springbank 100 proof was 50% in the U.S. and 57% elsewhere, but I'm not sure why they did that.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:39 pm

Hi Jimi,
with the current bottlings, there is one for the UK / EU which has a white label and red outline.
The US version has a red label.

You are quite right that these are "CS".

The ones I speak of are the older "Classic Label" styles, I don't have an exact date, but I would say bottled in the 1980's.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:47 pm

The previous US Macallan CS is this one:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:50 pm

I don't know what happened to the HTML, I'll try again:
I can't get the IMG to work, so here is the URL to click.

Previous Macallan CS for US
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/Files/037MacUSACask.htm
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:52 pm

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Postby jimidrammer » Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:01 am

Malt-Teaser wrote:I don't know what happened to the HTML, I'll try again:
I can't get the IMG to work, so here is the URL to click.

Previous Macallan CS for US
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/Files/037MacUSACask.htm


Yes, that's the previous version I had, still no 100 proof if I remember. Bottle long gone. The 10yo C/S is considered better by those who've had both.
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Postby lbacha » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:59 pm

jimidrammer wrote:
Malt-Teaser wrote:I don't know what happened to the HTML, I'll try again:
I can't get the IMG to work, so here is the URL to click.

Previous Macallan CS for US
http://www.whisky-emporium.com/Files/037MacUSACask.htm


Yes, that's the previous version I had, still no 100 proof if I remember. Bottle long gone. The 10yo C/S is considered better by those who've had both.


I just found 5 of these older US bottles. Are they similar to the 100 proof or is it a different whisky I know the proof is the same as the 100 proof 57.?. They are only $50 a bottle and I'm considering get one or two.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:10 pm

Ibacha,
the 100 proof was a much older bottling, it probably pre-dates that one by something like 15-20 years.

Whether it is the same in taste, maturation, age ... etc ....?
Sorry, I can't say.
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