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PS370k casking price; Rare Macallan whisky set to go under the hammer.


A RARE cask of 30-year-old Macallan whisky is set to fetch up to PS370,000 when it goes under the hammer at auction next month.

For many whisky aficionados, owning a cask of whisky is the pinnacle of their collecting journey.

Old casks, especially from prestigious distilleries, are extremely rare but a prime "allrounder" example - a 30-year-old

Macallan 1991 whisky cask - is appearing at Bonhams Fine and Rare Whisky sale in Hong Kong on August 20.

Distilled by Macallan in December 1991, the cask was re-racked in 2017 with sherry.

Sherry is the preferred choice of wood to give whisky a unique impact of clove, resin, dried fruit and tannin - a sweet palate which most drinkers will find approachable.

Its high alcohol content at around 51.5 per cent ABV makes it a highly desirable choice for both long-term collecting and for eventually yielding around 202 bottles. The cask carries an estimate of PS370k, which translates into a competitive per-bottle price of about PS1369.

Bonhams currently holds the world auction record for a whisky cask.

A rare 30-year whisky sherry hogshead cask from Macallan Distillery achieved PS412k in 2019.


IN DEMAND The 1991 cask

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 29, 2021
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