The Macallan 52 Years Old, the oldest whisky from the Macallan distillery that spirits bottler and retailer Duncan Taylor has released to date, was distilled in 1969 and aged for most of its maturation in an ex-bourbon barrel before being re-casked into ex-Oloroso sherry.
The whisky has been bottled at 41.5% ABV in bespoke crystal decanters, the design of which was inspired by the historical battlefields around Duncan Taylor's headquarters in Huntly. The decanters are presented in European oak cases crafted in Scotland in the style of an old-fashioned weapons cabinet.
The Macallan 52 Years Old joins limited editions from silent distilleries Caperdonich (50 Years Old) and Kinclaith (51 Years Old) in the Duncan Taylor Rarest Collection, established to showcase some of Scotland's most exclusive and exquisite whiskies.
Euan Shand, chairman of Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky, said: "It’s an incredible privilege to be the custodian of these stunning rare Macallan casks. This the start of an exciting chapter at Duncan Taylor as we plan to release more Macallan over time, as well as a selection of other rare malts from the 1960s."
The Macallan 52 Years Old is available to purchase now with a recommended price of £75,000. further information can be found at rarewhiskies.thespiritsembassy.com/the-rarest.