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macallan 18 vintages

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macallan 18 vintages

Postby kildalton » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:39 pm

Hallo everybody, I'd like a piece of advise.

I've got the chance to buy a bottle of 18 y.o macallan

I can choose among these :

1962
1966
1967
1968

1970-71-72-73-74-75-76-77

which one Would You suggest me?
(I know 1970 should be very good...)

Many Thanks
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:01 pm

If I may ask a question here:

My own personal collection contains 1965, 1967 and then every year from 1971 to 1987 EXCEPT 1972

If you choose not to take the 1972 and if it is at a reasonable price, could you please let me have details of where I could get this one, maybe also the 1966 and/or the 1968.

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Postby kildalton » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:28 pm

No problem!
You can see the place here :

http://www.liguriaplanet.com/web/eng/ge ... filla.htm#

To my knowledge they've not a web site but I think they ship outside Italy.
Anyway the day after tomorrow i'll be on spot and I'll be able to tell You the price.
(They are not cheap. the owner is a Macallan collector and knows his work :) ,
anyway if I remember well should be around 250 euros but I could be wrong).

If you need furher help do not hesitate to ask me, it's a pleasure to collaborate with whisky enthusiast!

If you click on the image in the lower left corner you'll see a piece of forniture, Macallan are there![/img]
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Postby Oliver » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:27 pm

Wow! Didn't know they were worth that much --though I guess by raising the price of todays so called 18 year olds, Edrington is indirectly raising the price for older bottlings too --thanks guys! :x


The 77' is really nice. Exceptionally smooth. The best I've tasted is the 74. Let us know what you ultimately decide to get.
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Postby kildalton » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:56 pm

Thanks Oliver for the advise.
I'm considering the 1974 even if I' m inteersted in a 60's vintage(older= better?Well not all the times...I don't know in this case).
I'll let You know.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:41 am

Or I'm sure Giuseppe Begnoni,
http://www.whiskyparadise.com/
(in Bologna, Italy) also has those Macallan's for sale. He's definitely one of the top Macallan collectors in the world!
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Postby kildalton » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:40 pm

Hi Malt Teaser if You're interested, the 1972 goes for 220 euros
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:19 pm

Thanks,
I need to look at my wallet first.
The 1972 was sold twice this year on Ebay Germany, but unfortunately I missed bidding at the end of both.
They sold for €178 and €191 respectively.

I still think that the 1972 should be selling under €200 and not above, although the €220 could be expected within the next 2 years.

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Postby mikeymad » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:34 pm

Out of the set that I have tried:

Macallan 18yo 1973 (43%, Original Bottling , )
Macallan 18yo 1978 (43%, Original Bottling , )
Macallan 18yo 1979 (43%, Original Bottling , )
Macallan 18yo 1979 (40%, Original Bottling , Grand Reserva 79-97 in wood box)
Macallan 18yo 1980 (43%, Original Bottling , )
Macallan 18yo 1981 (43%, Original Bottling , )
Macallan 18yo 1983 (43%, Original Bottling , )
Macallan 18yo 1985 (43%, Original Bottling , )
Macallan 18yo 1987 (43%, Original Bottling , Tasted at WOW 06)


The 1973 has been the best out of the lot. It did not beat the others by much, it was just a bit better. It might have been the fact that we were in Antigua at the time. But none the less.

I have a 1971 waiting to be opened along with a pile of 1986's.
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Postby adogranonthepitch » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:22 am

i was rahter dissapointed in the 1979 gran reserva when I opened mine a few months ago.
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Postby mikeymad » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:42 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:i was rahter dissapointed in the 1979 gran reserva when I opened mine a few months ago.


hmmmm. It has been one of my top performers. But it is more like drinking a sherry than a whisky. One of the kings of the sherry monsters.

mikeymad like..... :D
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