The Macallan distillery has taken vintage and luxury whisky to new heights in 2020 with the release of The Red Collection. Comprising six bottlings including the oldest ongoing expressions, and the oldest ever bottled, this series became an instant ‘must have’ amongst whisky investors and those looking to add to their impressive collections. The colour Red is significant to The Macallan for a number of reasons. From the surname of its founder, Alexander Reid, ‘the red one’, and the colour used for the ribbons on The Macallan Handwritten Labels, it makes sense that this new collection encapsulates and builds on the already impressive history.
The series is made up of six bottles, all of which were bottled by the distillery in 2020:
‘Made from sherry seasoned casks, lively citrus flavours combine with dark chocolate, antique oak and warming wood spice to create a vivacious and sublime single malt with rich malty notes and a whisper of wood smoke.’ Kirsteen Campbell, Master Whisky Maker
The Macallan 50 Year Old The Red Collection 45.1% ABV
‘Matured in sherry seasoned casks and barrels, this rich and complex expression features a warming combination of dried fruit and wood spice, before giving way to dates and dark chocolate, orange oil and a hint of sultanas.’ Kirsteen Campbell, Master Whisky Maker
The Macallan 60 Year Old The Red Collection 43.4% ABV
Matured in a combination of sherry seasoned and refill casks this expression imparts sweet fruit notes of mango and papaya, while hints of dark chocolate and lime create a complex finish.’ Kirsteen Campbell, Master Whisky Maker
‘Matured in a combination of sherry seasoned casks and barrels, this high aged single malt is both sweet and spicy on the nose, with rich vanilla flavours developing before delivering a medium finish with wood smoke and peach.’ Sarah Burgess, Lead Whisky Maker
The Macallan 74 Year Old The Red Collection 42.6% ABV
‘Matured in sherry seasoned casks this wonderfully sweet and fruity single malt, with notes of baked plum, orange and vanilla, also displays aromatic peat – leading to a long, dry finish.’ Sarah Burgess, Lead Whisky Maker
The Macallan 78 Year Old The Red Collection 42.2% ABV
‘Offering fresh fruit aromas of apple, peach and grape along with notes of antique leather and rich vanilla essence, this remarkable sherry matured single malt imparts the warming oak spice for which The Macallan is renowned followed by rich, dried fruits and a hint of almond nuttiness. All of the wonderful flavours captured on the nose and palate make an appearance during a thought-provoking finish.’ Sarah Burgess, Lead Whisky Maker
We are delighted to offer both The Macallan 40 Year Old and The Macallan 71 Year Old from the Red Collection in our January 2021 auction. This presents a chance for bidders to get hold of not one but two bottles from this esteemed series which were only available in tiny quantities at selected retailers.
The auction ends from 7.30PM on 19 January 2021.