Edrington’s The Macallan 1977

Edrington’s The Macallan 1977

Edrington's The Macallan 1977

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, single malt, 48.5% abv

Available - From this month

Location - Global

Price - In the US, SRP of US$15,000 per 75cl bottle. Limited to 151 bottles worldwide.

Edrington has added a 1977 vintage to the 'Fine & Rare' collection from its The Macallan single malt Scotch brand. The liquid for the new iteration comes from cask number 8661 at The Macallan distillery. It will be available worldwide with 151 bottles available in total.

The Fine & Rare collection was launched in 2002, with a 1991 vintage released a year ago.

Last year, Edrington restored The Glenrothes to its Scotch portfolio, buying the brand back from Berry Bros & Rudd for an undisclosed sum. The privately-owned group also owns Orkney's Highland Park.

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The Macallan, the world's most admired single malt Scotch whisky, has unveiled a new release in its highly regarded Fine & Rare collection, the 1977 vintage. 

The Macallan Fine & Rare collection, created to identify the very best of The Macallan's finest maturing stock, features some of the greatest vintage single malts ever released. The 1977 vintage – of which only 4 bottles are allocated to the US market this year - continues to add to the liquid history of The Macallan, offering new insights into the aroma and flavor characteristic of this exquisite single malt.

"The release of the 1977 Fine & Rare vintage adds an outstanding whisky to this collection of unique and mature expressions of The Macallan," said The Macallan's Master Distiller, Nick Savage. "The full, rich, classic Macallan body holds the supporting characters of sweet apples & vanillas, to give an all-encompassing whisky. A hint of peat in the background draws inspiration from The Macallan heritage, balanced with maturation in a smaller hogshead cask for a rich, yet delicate experience. The 1977 Fine & Rare vintage has reached its gentle maturity over 40 years and represents the classic Macallan style."

Charlie Whitfield, Manager of Prestige Whiskies at The Macallan, said: "Now 15 years since its launch, with more than 50 individual vintages releases, The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection retains its status as one of the most iconic ranges within the world of single malt. The most recent vintage released took the collection up to 1991, but now we take a few steps back in time to the late 1970s. A superb single cask whisky from a memorable year, when cinema-goers were first introduced to George Lucas' Star Wars and the world mourned the death of Elvis Presley. On The Macallan Estate on September 26th 1977, our predecessors filled one particular Hogshead, amongst many Sherry-seasoned casks, not knowing the fate that lay ahead 40 years later."

Over the years, the Fine & Rare collection has underpinned The Macallan as the world's most valuable and collectable single malt whisky, dominating auctions around the world and setting world record prices, both at auction and private sale.

The 1977 Fine & Rare vintage comes from Cask No.8661 and has an ABV of 48.5%. The release will be limited to 4 bottles in the US market this year, with a similar amount expected next year. There is a suggested retail price of approximately $15,000 USD per 750ml bottle. 

Original source: Company Release

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