Macallan 72-Year-Old Whiskey That Makes History for BC Liquor Stories
Often it is very confusing to choose a Scotch whisky among the huge number of options available in the market, but when it comes to Macallan scotch whiskey it is a brand that will hit your palate for single malt instantly. Macallan is one such brand, which has been famous for producing great entry-level scotch like the Macallan 10 and 12, at the price range of around $50 to producing one of the oldest and rarest whiskeys in the world whose price comes around to thousands of Dollars.
The Macallan Scotch whiskey was started in the year 1824 with 2 pot stills under a woodshed; a year after the Scottish Excise Act legalized distilling by none other than Alexander Reid, a school teacher, and barley farmer.
Macallan has been famous for producing not only the oldest aged whiskey in the world but along with Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, it is responsible for producing one-third of the world's single malt whisky.
Macallan has recently developed a $200 million distillery and they decided to celebrate it with the oldest single malt that the company has ever bottled which is the Macallan 72-year-old single malt whiskey also known as the 72-year-old Lalique from the Lalique series. The whiskey comes in a gorgeous Genesis Decanter which is placed in a luxury glossy wooden box that is shaped like the new 200$ million distilleries they have opened.
The special bottling gives it a luxury look and it must surely rank as one of the oldest aged single malt whiskey in the world. The price of the Macallan 72 years old in Lalique, The Genesis Decanter is priced at astonishing $65,000 for just 750 ml of the liquid or $12,000 for a single pour.
Although it is not the first time that Macallan has released such rare and old whiskeys as it is known by whiskey connoisseurs from all over the world about the 6 Pillars Lalique series which are the series of oldest whiskey in the world launched by Macallan in the last decade.
The Macallan 72-year-old in Lalique was produced in the 1940s, during the Second World War and the most astounding thing about it is that how can a whiskey distilled in the 1940s can still be found in a cask. Whiskey is known to evaporate at different rates in a different climate, which in Scotland is around 2% annually. It is rare to find a 72-year-old whiskey when any average cask is supposed to dry out in 50 years. This is what makes the whiskey special as something incredible happened which kept the whiskey intact in the casket for 72 years.
Some of the whiskey maker's notes about the whiskey is given below:
- Finish – medium fruity and a sweet oaky mouthfeel.
- Colour – Golden Amber.
- ABV – 42%.
- Nose and palate – it starts with peat and leads to a soft aged sweet oak smoke. There are hints of refreshing green apples, citrus lemons, a background of raisins and vanilla pods with a hint of ginger.