Amongst the whisky brands making hay this year, Macallan features as being one of the sort after for its rare vintages, which are few and far in between. Some of the wonders we saw last year included the 64-year old single malt, the 60-year old Lalique Six Pillars, and also the 57-year old vintage which made headlines a few years ago. In fact, the 64-year old whiskey became the most expensive in the world, costing the buyers $60,000 for a single shot of the beverage. For those aware of the ‘1824 collection, the 3rd in the series is added with the 2012 special edition offerings. With just 1,824 crystal decanters in existence, the beverage in it will be from the rarest casks which have been placed inside the Macallan Estate, in the stone warehouses.
Anything that comes out of the Macallan Estate has to be special in all dimensions. Whether it’s the specially crafted crystal decanters, the varnished wooden box which will house the whisky, or simply the rich rosewood colored beverage inside, every bit of the Macallan 1824 is regal and royal. With an alcohol level of 49.5%, the single malt has scents of nutmeg, wooden spice mixtures, and dried fruits which will begin the intoxication process for the drinker. When it comes to the palate, one can expect a varied concoction of sultana and raisin combined with chocolate orange in the background.
To ensure that only the royals taste the whiskey, and understand the delicacy of each drop of the single malt inside, the casks which housed the beverage were created in Southern Spain specifically for the lot alone. The Oloroso sherry oak then lent its touch to the whisky which is now up for sale. For those looking to add to their collection, there will be select Duty-Free retail outlets which will be selling these decanters. No word on the pricing though!
Via: DFNI Online