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1 full sherry hogshead of macallan 1989 - cask 1248 - held in bond

Lot ID: 0118/760

one cask of macallan glenlivet single malt scotch whisky. distilled 1989. originally filled on 27/01/1989 into a refill sherry hogshead with 262 bulk litres. this cask was regauged on 12/12/2017. the new regauged litres were found to be approximately 180 bulk litres at a strength of 52.75%. this would currently yield approximately 257 x 70cl bottles of whisky currently at 29 years old distillery: macallan distilled: 1989 age: 29 years old cask no: 1248 cask type: refill sherry hogshead. original filled : litres of alcohol 166.20 @ 63.5% original bulk litres 262 @ 63.5% new re-gauged: 12/12/2017 - 95.10 litres of alcohol new re-gauged 180 bulk litres current cask strength: 52.75% currently yielding approximately 257 x 70cl bottles this cask is held at macallan distillery scotland. annual storage fees currently stand at £22.50 per annum and 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). 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. we can assist you in getting a uk representative if required. as another cask of macallan in bond arrives for auction, it is worth remembering that this year the new macallan distillery will open to the public. as full production commences at this new distillery the original macallan distillery - where this very cask was distilled back in 1989 - will cease production. leaving aside the arguments about the implications of this decision, the fact remains that this is a scarce opportunity to acquire a cask of macallan from the original distillery - a liquid that some may come to consider increasingly historic and valuable in light of these aforementioned forthcoming developments. on top of this, this particular cask has spent its entire life maturing on site at the distillery. something which adds that extra layer of history and romance to what is, most importantly, an excellent whisky in its own right. whisky online auctions tasting notes: colour: gold nose: this is a classical, aged speyside profile with a forward note of honey, buttered toast, sweet and savoury patisserie, yellow flowers, pollen and various notes of toasted sunflower seeds, cereals, hay and, with a little opening up time, a rather beautiful and fragrant aroma of orange peel and citrus cake. develops with white and green fruits and more citrus aspects. palate: surprisingly spicy. spice cake, cinnamon buns, pumpernickel and rye breads, olive oil, a light mineral aspect and subtle earthiness. develops towards quince, turmeric and this orangey note again, manifesting here as orange bitters and mulling spices. finish: long with drying earthiness, light waxes and more cereal and hay loft notes. still slightly buttery in texture with some background green fruits. comments: a perfect example of well-aged macallan that displays the distillate weight and character extremely well without any undue or excess influence from the cask. this could be bottled now but it seems a shame not to allow it to reach 30 years. the freshness and the flavour profile are still perfectly vibrant and i see no reason why the cask could not be allowed to mature for anything up to a further five years.

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