Macallan release 77-year-old £73,000 single malt whisky

The Macallan Red Collection has debuted a new 77-year-old single malt whisky, at a price of £73,000.

The Red Collection launched in 2020 with a range of 6 bottles of single malt whisky. With the youngest bottle at 40-years-old and the most mature bottle 78-years-old. 

The Red Collection

The Red Collection was launched in 2020 to represent everything that makes The Macallan the premium whisky producers they are today. 

the macallan red collection

Red is a colour that permeates the history of The Macallan. Even the name of the founder, Alexander Reid, which literally translates to ‘The Red One’ shows how important red is to the character of the brand since its inception in 1824. 

Produced under the watchful eye of Lead Whisky Maker, Sarah Burges, The Red Collection released the 78-year-old bottle of Macallan, a culmination of generations of master whisky craftsmanship.

Sarah Burges has said: “It has been an amazing and incredibly memorable experience to nose and carefully select the casks for The Red Collection. Creating this wonderful range simply would not have been possible without the skill and experience of the current whisky team, combined with previous generations of whisky mastery at The Macallan.”

At the time of writing, one bottle of the 78-Year Old Macallan Red Collection is selling for £120,000. 

The 77-Year-Old Macallan Red Collection

The seventh addition to the Red Collection, the 77-year-old single malt Scotch whisky is the first guest release to the collection. Bottled at 43.2% ABV, the whisky dates back to 1945 and other than the 78 is one of the oldest whiskies to be bottled by Macallan. 

The 77 will be available at The Macallan Estate Boutique and in domestic and travel retail outlets globally in November 2022.

the macallan red 77

Nose and palette

The single malt is a remarkable experience for both the nose and palate. 

On inhalation, it has an aroma of citrus fruits with subtle woodsmoke tones that are complemented by sweet hints of raisins and dates. 

A sip reveals deep flavours from baked custard to crystallized ginger and marmalade as well as sticky treacle sweetness mixing in smoky elements around them. As you savour this delightful concoction, linger on its long finish which enjoys lingering notes of cherry bakewell alongside exotic tropical aftertones!

Limited edition whisky collections

The Macallan regularly pushes boundaries with every release of their limited edition whiskies:

  • August 2021 saw The Macallan release Volume 1, a 71-year-old single malt distilled in 1950.
  • In February 2022 The Macallan released The Reach, a single malt distilled in 1940.
  • In April 2022 they discovered a 374-litre cask of whisky that increased 400% in value over 30 years.

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