Macallan 72 Year Old Released

Macallan 72 Cask

Macallan 72 Cask Continues to Amaze and Impress the World, Time After Time

Macallan continues to dominate the news, after weeks of coverage of their brand new £140m distillery & visitor centre’s opening and their recent record-breaking auction for individual bottles. This week saw the announcement of its oldest official bottling, to date, a 72 Year Old whisky priced at US$60,000 for each numbered Lalique decanter.

Macallan 72 Cask

Carefully Crafted and Beautifully Presented

This incredible expression is described on Macallan’s own website as:

The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique is a celebration of the collaboration of masters from across the fields of whisky, crystal, architecture, construction and craftsmanship, and marks a new beginning in The Macallan’s story. Inspired by and honouring a new dawn, The Genesis Decanter is defined by a truly magnificent architectural masterpiece.

Beautifully Presented

This beautifully crafted release, distilled in the 1940s is housed in “The Genesis Decanter”, a Lalique crystal decanter which is itself held in a case handcrafted by NEJ Stevenson for Burgess Studio. Bottled at 42% abv and limited to only 600 individually numbered decanters worldwide, this incredible whisky will be available from ‘select locations’ around the world from August 2018 onwards.

The Whisky

‘For its 72 years of maturation, the deceptively light colour hints that this is not an ordinary single malt,’ said Nick Savage, Macallan master distiller.

‘Reminiscent of a time gone by, it carries an exquisite balance of strong, sweet oak with the peaty spirit shaping its refined character.

‘The whisky delivers surprise after surprise as aromas of fruit follow distinctive hints of peat, all the way through to the back of the mouth, where it is finished off with a lingering hint of rich fruit and oak.’

Macallan 72 Cask

Old and Rare Macallan at its Best

The Macallan Distillery

The Macallan distillery was a highlight of a tour of Scottish distilleries we visited last summer with customers who wanted to undertake a variety of tastings. The experience, for any true whisky enthusiast, was one we cannot recommend enough. The entrance is well-recognised sign that you have arrived somewhere special.

Macallan 72 Cask

More of The Macallan

As we specialise in rare and old whisky, you can always be assured that our online store will have a selection of The Macallan. At the time of this blog we have the following:


The Macallan 25 Year Old – Anniversary Malt

The Macallan 18 Year Old Distilled in 1973

Macallan 18 Year Old (1967-1986)

So, if you are as much of a fan of Macallan as we are here at Cask 88, you should be able to find that perfect bottle.

If you are planning to become the ultimate fan and purchase your very own cask, then talk to us today.

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