Booze | October 20, 2020 11:43 am

A 78-Year Old Release from The Macallan Is Up for Auction

It's the oldest release ever from the Speyside distillery

The Macallan 78 is up for auction
A 78-year old single malt from The Macallan is up for auction
The Macallan

Those 50-year old Scotches a bit too youthful for you? Whisky Hammer is currently auctioning off a 78-year old release from The Macallan.

The release is part of “The Red Collection,” the Speyside distillery’s selection of single malts that range from 40-78 years in age and were all bottled in 2020.

It’s the oldest release ever by The Macallan, and it arrives in a hand-crafted presentation box using the same European oak used to make The Macallan casks. The box is upholstered with soft Scottish leather.

The auction on Whisky Hammer runs through October 25; the current highest bid is just under $100,000. As the Spirits Business notes, the Macallan 78 release is a 42.2% ABV whisky with aromas of “a fresh fruit medley of apple, peach and grape,” along with antique oak and soft leather. On the palate: Warming oak spice, nutmeg and ginger, which “open into the rich dried fruits of raisin, prune, date and a hint of almond nuttiness.”

If you miss this chance, Sotheby’s is also auctioning off another bottle later this month.

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