Product Information

Lot No: 0917/881
Distillery: Macallan Distillery
Country: Scotland
Vintage: 1994
Cask Number: 2316
Strength: 58.0%

1 Full Refill Sherry Hogshead Of Macallan 1994 - Cask 2316 - 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 1994. Originally filled into a refill sherry Hogshead.

This cask was regauged on 06/07/2017. The regauged litres of alcohol were found to be approximately 141.09 Bulk litres at a strength of 58.90%. This would currently yield approximately 201 x 70cl bottles of whisky currently at 23 years old

It seems that the impressive recent results for casks of whisky still held in bond in our previous sales has unearthed some more tantalising examples for auction. Another pair of Macallan 1994 ex-sherry hogsheads - intriguingly - a 1990 barrel of Littlemill. To see a name as sought after as Macallan come up for sale is always exciting, but a cask of whisky from a closed distillery adds an extra layer of intrigue to the sale. Here are our notes for these casks based on the most recent samples drawn at the time of their last gauging.

  • Distillery: Macallan
  • Distilled: 1994
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Cask No: 2316
  • Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogshead
  • Original Filled on 15//03/1994 With:155.50 Litres of Alcohol
  • Re-gauged: 06/07/2017 - 141.09 Bulk litres
  • Cask Strength: 58.90% ABV


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:


Macallan 1994. Refill sherry hogshead. Cask number 2316. 58.9%.

Colour: Full Amber

Nose: An immediate and beautifully earthy, nervous and resinous sherry. Surprisingly old style and reminiscent of some old Campbell Hope & King bottlings of Macallan with these bold notes of walnut wine, earthen floors, dunnage, many dark fruits such as dates, prune juice and sultanas along with rancio and pipe tobacco. Develops further tertiary notes of mint leaf, eucalyptus and camphor. Quite a remarkable nose!

Palate: The sherry character still dominates, although the weightiness of the distillate still matches it well and there is wonderful balance between these notes of truffle, earth, fruit jams, molasses and black pepper. Quite stunning really. With time some flecks of green fruit, tree bark and hessian emerge.

Finish: Long and very warm. A glow of dense, chocolatey sherry with dried herbs and morello cherries.

Comments: A spectacular and delightfully old style Macallan. Reminiscent in some ways of some early 1970s Glendronach's. The sherry is clean but dense and earthy, although never too intense or overbearing on the spirit. This could easily be bottled now or be left for up to another five years. Any longer however and I get the sense that it could easily start to become imbalanced.

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
4th of October 2017 08:00:00 PM

Winning Bid: £ 90,600.00

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