The Macallan's New 72-year-Old Whiskey is the Oldest to Ever Be Bottled

 - May 31, 2018
References: thewhiskeywash & thedrinksbusiness
The Macallan has already established a long history as a luxury Scotch whiskey brand, but the distillery's latest release of a 72-year-old whiskey shows how committed the brand is to luxury Scotch. This new expression is now officially the oldest whiskey to ever be bottled and will be released in a limited-edition run of just 600 bottles. According to Nick Savage, The Macallan master distiller, the whiskey is "defined by years of dedication and craftsmanship," and "provides an intense experience which acknowledges the distinguished history of The Macallan."

The 72-year-old whiskey will be accompanied, and housed, in a unique decanter known as the Genesis Decanter. This specialized decanted was made by Lalique and is comprised entirely of crystal. The decanters will be presented in a bespoke presentation case inspired by the interior of the famous distillery. The entire package will cost $60,000 and will be available in the new Macallan distillery as well as select locations.

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