The Macallan, has today announced the launch of a new addition to its limited-edition Red Collection.
The Macallan 77 Year Old (43.2% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled and laid down to mature in 1945.
|The Macallan 77 Year Old|
The Red Collection which launched in 2020, is a range of distinguished and rare single malt Scotch whiskies which capture The Macallan’s respect for tradition and craftsmanship. Inspired by the significance of the colour red throughout the history of the brand, it features a carefully curated selection of ongoing aged expressions and occasional high aged guest releases.
The colour red has deep and long-standing significance for The Macallan. The red thread begins with Alexander Reid, the farmer and teacher who founded The Macallan in 1824. His surname means ‘the red one’ in Scots and was originally associated with red hair.
At the heart of The Red Collection are The Macallan 40, 50 and 60 Year Old’s. Available in limited quantities globally, they are the oldest ongoing expressions ever offered by the brand. From time to time they are joined by special high aged guest releases, which commenced with The Macallan 71, 74 and 78 Year Old’s.
In keeping with previous releases in the collection, this latest release is encased in a handcrafted oak presentation box, created in the UK, using the same sustainable European oak used to craft The Macallan’s oak casks. The box has been upholstered with sustainably sourced, soft red Scottish leather from Bridge of Weir Leather. The bottle itself has been hand finished and signed by The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell.
Commenting on the launch, Kirsteen said: “The Macallan 77 Years Old is an incredible new high aged guest expression for The Red Collection, which has been crafted from some of the world’s oldest and rarest casks. It is a peerless single malt whisky that has slowly matured over seven extraordinary decades until it reached peak perfection. This exquisite release reveals The Macallan’s legacy of incomparable craftsmanship, knowledge and skills nurtured by The Macallan’s master whisky makers, past and present. It is a great privilege to play a role in crafting the remarkable single malts which form The Red Collection today.”
The Macallan 77 Year, will be available later this month from The Macallan Estate Boutique and The Macallan’s global network of domestic and travel retail outlets, for a RRP of £65,000.
Posted by Steve Rush