In the world of rare and exotic whiskies no one does it better than a handful of distilleries from the U.K and Japan. The Macallan’s latest expression lives up to this hype thanks to its four decades spent in Sherry Oak casks made from a select number of trees hailing from Jerez in Spain.
Only 151 examples of The Macallan 1977 Fine & Rare Vintage will be released worldwide with a price tag of US$15,000 for each 750ml bottle. That’s no standard Friday night bevvy but it’s certainly set to become a collector’s item amongst sherried single malt lovers and the dreamers alike.
What you’re paying for here isn’t so much a fancy bottle and wooden box, but rather an exacting process in fine whisky making. This particular expression was laid down on September 26 in 1977 with only three casks that carried a combination of two sherry butts and one hogshead. Time would eventually do the rest in producing a rich and dark amber tone of whisky that connoisseurs and fans lust after.
Those lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle can expect strong notes of cinnamon, dates, and figs alongside a subtle scent of spice and citrus.
And if you can’t afford it now, you could probably invest in it thanks to the world’s first whisky investment fund.