Macallan has introduced a 52-year-old single cask single malt laid down on 13 November 1965, with a limited number of bottles available for an estimated retail price of £38,500/$50,000 per 70cl bott. Only 250 individually numbered bottles available worldwide; The Macallan 52 years old 2018, never to be repeated.

Matured for 52 years in a first-fill European oak ex-Sherry cask and bottled at 48% abv, the whisky is said to contain notes of ‘rich fruit and dark chocolate fondant’ with ‘hints of peat smoke… cinnamon and ginger’. It is a whisky defined by an unwavering pledge to create peerless single malts and reflects the unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been renowned since its inception.

“After being left to mature for fifty-two long years in one exceptional, hand crafted European oak sherry seasoned cask,” said Whisky Maker for The Macallan, Sarah Burgess, in a prepared statement, “this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich spicy flavours and has a beautiful ruby mahogany natural colour. Bottled at an ABV of 48% where all the flavours became perfectly balanced, The Macallan 52 years old is an outstanding addition to our expanding range of unique, classic-aged whiskies and is a testament to the harmony created through the mastery of wood and spirit.”   Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.