Product Information

Lot No: 1217/321
Distillery: Macallan Distillery
Country: Scotland
Vintage: 1996
Age: 21
Cask Number: 15538
Bottles Produced: 526
Strength: 61.40%
Region: Speyside
Cask Type: Sherry Butt
Status: In Bond

1 Full Refill Sherry Butt Of Macallan 1996 - Cask 15538 - Held In Bond

Shipping Weight when Packed: 2.00 KG

One cask of Macallan Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, originally purchased direct from Macallan by the current owners. Distilled 1996. Originally filled into a refill Sherry Butt.

This cask was regauged on 27/07/2017. The regauged litres were found to be approximately 368.24 Bulk litres at a strength of 61.40%. This would currently yield approximately 526 x 70cl bottles of whisky currently at 21 years old

  • Distillery: Macallan
  • Distilled: 1996
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Cask No: 15538
  • Cask Type: Refill Sherry Butt.
  • Original Filled on 16/12/1996 With: 318.7 Litres of Alcohol
  • Re-gauged: 27/07/2017 - 226.1 litres of Alcohol  = 368 Bulk Litres
  • Cask Strength: 61.40% ABV
  • Approximately 526 70cl Bottles


This cask is held in bonded warehouse No 2; Scotland. Annual storage must be arranged direct 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.

Once payment for this lot is received from the buyer, the money will be held by Whisky Online Ltd and only transferred to the seller once the buyer is in full legal receipt of the cask to ensure buyer's transaction is fully protected, (payment is strictly by money transfer).

Please note: the original certificate of ownership was lost in a fire, A new transfer of ownership has been drafted up by the current owners. Any further queries please do not hesitate to ask.

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 representative’s.. Please be aware of this regulation before bidding.

Whisky Online Auctions Tasting Notes:

Colour: Amber.

Nose: A nose that is surprisingly soft for the strength. Always a good sign. This one is full of subtle aromas of treacle cake, banana loaf, wood resins, cocktail bitters, dark chocolate,  camphor, dried mint and sultanas. Overall and earthy, fulsome and satisfying sherry character.

Palate: Ginger bread, coal dust, dried mushrooms, wet leaves, pine resin, cured meats and some shining red fruits. Has quite a bold spiciness with black pepper and caraway, then some soft tannins and further chocolate notes.

Finish: Long, oily and with an even undulation between dark fruits, chocolate and spices. quite satisfying.

Comments: Another bold and well-structured mid-age Macallan. This one has a clear and clean sherry influence which should really start to hit perfect within the next decade. Another one that is well worth hanging onto and being patient for. Even if it is already excellent.

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
3rd of January 2018 08:18:06 PM

Winning Bid: £ 168,300.00

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