A new Macallan Fine & Rare Vintage: 1947November 20th, 2008
Lots of Macallan news these days. This one came through the back door. None of my “regular” Macallan company contacts told me about this. We heard about it via their PR company–and seemingly quietly.
Maybe it’s because only five bottles will be available in the U.S., or that it’s only 15 years old (distilled in 1962?), via a collector. We’re not given a price. Only a price range of the Fine & Rare collection–not much help.
Here’s the press release. I didn’t get a review sample but, with only five bottles, I don’t think it really matters.
Rested in meticulously selected Spanish Oak casks for 15 years, The Macallan Fine & Rare 1947 Single Malt Scotch Whisky is now available for the first time in highly-limited quantities. This extraordinary 15 year old whisky was purchased by The Macallan from a noted single malt collector, which allows the expression to take its rightful place in the Fine & Rare collection.
With only five available bottles in the United States this newest addition to The Macallan Fine & Rare collection is a coveted item for any Scotch aficionado’s personal collection.
The Macallan Fine & Rare 1947 is unique not only for its rarity but also for its attributes:
Color: Natural rich beech color drawing from sherry casks, including second fill.
Nose: Peat balanced by citrus fruit, chocolate orange with vanilla, and oak notes in the background.
Palate: Light fruits, bitter chocolate and wood spice, with a touch of peat.
Finish: Lingering fruits and peat smoke.
Price: Available upon request. Bottles in The Macallan Fine & Rare collection range between $1,000 and $60,000.
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