Product Information

Lot No: 0818/203
Distillery: Macallan Distillery
Country: Scotland
Vintage: 1989
Age: 29
Cask Number: 3480
Bottles Produced: 188
Strength: 42.4%
Region: Speyside
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Status: In Bond

1 Full Refill Customer Hogshead Of Macallan 1989 - Cask 3480 - Held In Bond

Cross Reference To Delivery Table: 2.00

One cask of Macallan Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled 1989. Originally filled on 06/03/1989 into a refill Customer Hogshead with 249 bulk Litres.

This cask was regauged on 04/06/2018. The new regauged litres were found to be approximately 132 Bulk litres at a strength of 42.4%. This would currently yield approximately 188 x 70cl bottles of whisky currently at 29 years old

  • Distillery: Macallan
  • Distilled: 1989
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Cask No: 3480
  • Cask Type: Refill Customer Hogshead.
  • Original Filled: Litres of Alcohol 158 @ 63.5%
  • Original Bulk Litres 249 @ 63.5%
  • New re-gauged: 04/06/2018 - 55.8 litres of Alcohol
  • New re-gauged 132 Bulk Litres
  • Current Cask Strength: 42.4%
  • Currently yielding approximately 188 x 70cl Bottles

This cask is held at Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies House, Scotland. Annual storage must be arranged directly with the Warehouse after the sale. Contact details will be given by the current cask owner.

Ownership of this cask is auctioned here in bond. The buyer will have ownership transferred to them once payment is processed post sale. Any costs relating to removal from bond/bottling will be the responsibility of the new cask owner.

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Non UK based owners/buyers must appoint a Duty Representative to act on his/her behalf for transfer of ownership. Customs & Excise refer to the owners as the representatives. Please be aware of this regulation before bidding. We can assist you in getting a UK representative if required.

Whisky Online Auctions Tasting Notes: Macallan Cask #3480

Colour: White Wine

Nose: Surprisingly, and rather thrillingly, quite fruity. There are these distinctly tropical aspects which nod towards these old Irish single malts from similar vintages. Lots of lemon, melon, ripe apple, gooseberry, banana and guava. An even mix of ripe green and tropical fruits that gives an abundance of freshness. There’s also raw malt, buttery cereals and barley water. A wonderful example of a naked and distillery character forward old Macallan.

Palate: Cornflour, buttered toast and earthier, sootier qualities as well. Some hints of peppery watercress, ointment, sack cloth and lemon balm. Milk bottle sweeties, cornflakes and drier notes of crushed aspirin and menthol gum. Some dried herbs as well, bouquet garni, olive oil and a hint of angelic root. Light in texture but there’s still a firmness about it overall which is quite satisfying.

Finish: Good length. Rather oily, buttery, cereal and lemony. Moving more towards a classical style Speyside. 

Comments: Ready for bottling now. More textbook on the palate but the nose is really terrific. Overall an excellent Macallan that shows the distillery character up front and in a lighter profile than usual. The emphasis on fruits is extremely interesting. 

Although a condition report is normally included in the lot description, we would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids.

If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please use the link "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen and described.

Please note: due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

This auction ended on
5th of September 2018 08:15:00 PM

Winning Bid: £ 70,200.00

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