The premiere of the oldest single malt whisky in the world - 81-year-old Macallan
The Macallan Distillery has presented the world's oldest single malt Scotch whisky. The 81-year-old whisky called "The Reach" will hit the market in a limited number of 288 bottles, each of which will cost approx. 92 thousand pounds. The whisky was presented in a decorative carafe supported by a bronze sculpture of three hands. The Reach took the title of the oldest single malt whisky from the 80-year edition by Gordon & Macphail.
The 81-year-old Macallan is a single cask whisky, maturated in sherry casks. It has a deep auburn hue and tastes with "notes of dark chocolate, sweet cinnamon and aromatic peat, leading to molasses toffee, crystallized ginger and charred pineapple before giving way to an intensely rich, sweet and smoky finish."
Macallan is one of the most iconic whisky distilleries in Scotland, producing the highest quality single malt whisky, which enjoys unflagging interest from collectors and connoisseurs. The exceptional investment position of whisky from the Macallan distillery is confirmed by data from independent agencies, including data from one of the most respected consulting companies in the world of Scotch whisky, Rare Whisky 101, which in its reports indicates Macallan as one of the most attractive whiskies in terms of investment.
The whisky from the Macallan distillery maintains its leading position in the collector's market share. As much as 43% of all funds spent at auctions in Great Britain on single malt Scotch whisky is spent on Macallan. According to the latest data, Macallan distillery maintained its number 1 position in the Collector's Ranking, based on the balanced volume and value of whisky from a given distillery sold at auctions in the UK.