The Macallan unveils new 77-year-old guest expression priced at £65,500
The Macallan has introduced a new single malt whisky expression into The Red Collection – The Macallan 77 Years Old — the first guest release to be inaugurated into the range since its launch in 2020.
The single malt Scotch whisky brand’s latest release dates back to 1945, making it among the world’s oldest Scotch whiskies and one of the oldest bottlings ever released by the brand. With that legacy comes a hefty price tag, and each bottle in question is priced at £65,500 (US$87,000).
The bottle itself has been hand finished and signed by The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell.
Campbell said: “The Macallan 77 Years Old is an incredible new high aged guest expression for The Red Collection, which has been crafted from some of the world’s oldest and rarest casks. It is a peerless single malt whisky that has slowly matured over seven extraordinary decades until it reached peak perfection.
The Red Collection was designed to highlight the significance of the colour red throughout the history of The Macallan. It features a curated selection of ongoing aged expressions and occasional high aged guest releases.
The Macallan 40 Years Old, The Macallan 50 Years Old and The Macallan 60 Years Old remain at the centre of the distillery’s Red Collection. Available in limited quantities globally, they are the oldest ongoing expressions ever offered by The Macallan.
High aged guest releases have also been added from time to time, beginning with The Macallan 71 Years Old, The Macallan 74 Years Old and The Macallan 78 Years Old in 2020, now followed by The Macallan 77 Years Old.
In October of this year, the oldest whisky ever offered at auction, a one-of-a-kind version of the Macallan The Reach 81 Year Old, sold for £300,000 at Sotheby’s in London – more than doubling the highest price paid at auction for very old whisky. Read more on that here.