The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask Series 68-Year-Old Single Malt

If the current rare whisky market is anything to go by, this latest drop from The Macallan – a 68-year-old single malt – is going to be a great little investment.

The latest addition to the Scottish distiller’s Exceptional Single Cask range was distilled way back in 1950 and put into a first fill sherry butt. According to The Macallan, peach and vanilla flavours linger on the palate at first touch of the lips, complemented by some orange zest and ginger followed by antique oak and a hint of peat. We’ve yet to try it ourselves, and we’re not surprised if that day will never come, given its rarity and price point.

Sourced from just one single cask, the single malt is limited to 336 bottles at just less than $85,000 a pop, set to go on sale in August. This new offering joins seven bottles in the Exceptional Single Cask range that began in 2017, each of them cask strength. Clocking in at a hefty 106.8 proof, it was bottled in September 2018 for release this month.

Last year, another Macallan, a 1926 whisky of which just 40 were bottled, set a new world record for the most expensive whisky ever sold at AU$2 million.

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