Wednesday, September 11, 2019


The Macallan, has today announced the launch of its latest limited-edition bottling from its Fine and Rare collection.

The Macallan Fine and Rare 1979 (57.2% ABV) was matured in a sherry puncheon, which was filled and laid down to mature on the 19th of February 1979.
The Macallan Fine and Rare 1979

This latest release which was created to portray the very best array of The Macallan, is said to deliver notes of rich dried fruits, gentle peat, orange citrus, antique oak spice and warming ginger on the nose. Followed by notes of oak spice, dried figs, dates and peat smoke on the palate.

Over the years, the Fine and Rare range has underpinned The Macallan as the world’s most valuable and collectable single malt whisky, leading the secondary market around the world and setting world record prices.

Commenting on the launch, Jaume Ferras, Prestige Marketing Director at The Macallan, said:  “This expression delivers an insight into the long-standing heritage of our brand. It is a reflection of the time in which it was distilled – an era of global progression, and an age where our award-winning single malt was also growing and developing. In 1979 The Macallan appointed a new Chairman in Peter Shiach, and his influence is still evident in the brand today, much like The Fine and Rare Collection itself, which demonstrates the unmistakable legacy of The Macallan.”

Limited to 338 bottles, The Macallan Fine and Rare 1979, will be available later this month from specially selected, specialist retailers, for a RRP of £10,300 - 70cl and £11,100 - 75cl.

Posted by Steve Rush