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1950's Macallan?

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1950's Macallan?

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:37 am

I see bottles of Macallan from the 1950's on eBay every so often, but notice they have no age statement. Does anyone know how old the whiskies are from that era?

When did they start bottling the 18 YO as such?

Thanks very much.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:07 am

Hi SM,
Many of these older Macallans are "Macallan-Glenlivet" bottlings from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's (white label, red lettering at the top saying "Macallan Glenlivet") which have various ages.
I know of 1942 - 35y/o
1946 - 33y/o
1949 - 25y/o
1937 - no age statement
1957 'over 15 years old'

As for the OB editions:
Up to the 1959 edition, they were all 15 years old.
1960 to 1966 editions were 17 years old
1967 onwards have been 18 years old

In 2004 the bottle style was changed from what is referred to as "Classic" to the one now in use.
The last "Classic" label was produced in 2004 as a 1986 18y/o, but the same year also saw a limited production of 1986 18y/o new style.

I hope this helps,
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Postby kallaskander » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:29 am

Hi there,

often these Macallan-Glenlivet bottlings are by Gordon&MacPhail for Italian importers like Pinerolo Sestante and others.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:02 pm

Oooooops :oops: thanks Kallaskander, I meant to mention that in my first sentence but forgot.

Thanks for making that clear.
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:19 pm

Thanks for all the help, MT and kallaskander! Greatly appreciated.
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Postby Admiral » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:59 am

I've tasted a few Macallan bottlings from the 1950's.

If you can satisfy yourself that the bottlings are genuine, they are very good whiskies!

(No surprises there!) :)

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