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Whisky Magazine Issue 124
December 2014


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Could you give me some advice regarding a bottle of The Macallan 18 Years Old 1972 that I have been given as a present from a good friend for a favour done? I decided to look it up online, because I wondered if it had any monetary or intrinsic value (I am not a knowledgeable whisky person, nor is he, he gave it to me as he knows I like the odd Jamesons). I have been alarmed to see the same bottle listed at over £1,000 on some websites and before I tell him, I would like to try and get some information from a reliable source. Anything you can tell me would be helpful (including where it might be sold, if that's what we decide to do). I will make sure he has a nip on hand when I tell him the good news. He thinks he has given me “just a nice bottle of malt”.
J. Clarke

Well, that's a nice problem to have. A bottle of The Macallan 18 Years Old in good condition is a highly valuable bottle. The older editions of The Macallan 18 Years Old often appear at auction in huge verticals starting from bottles distilled in the 1960s through to the most recent releases. As The Macallan is the world's most collected single malt whisky, sitting at the top of the Whisky Magazine Index since its inception, price rises on these classic 18 Years Old bottles have been impressive. Bottles have appeared at live auctions most months this year, with UK pri...

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