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1 full sherry hogshead of macallan 1993 - cask 4131 - held in bond

Lot ID: 0617/955

one cask of macallan glenlivet single malt scotch whisky, originally purchased direct from macallan by the current owners. distilled 1993. originally filled with 246 bulk litres (54 gallon) into a refill sherry hogshead. this cask was regauged on 04/04/2017. the regauged litres of alcohol were found to be approximately 101 bulk litres at a strength of 53.3%. this would currently yield approximately 144 x 70cl bottles of whisky at 24 years old. a 20cl cask sample drawn on 15/03/2017 (see images for details) will be provided at the buyer request which will incur delivery cost. distillery: macallan distilled: 1993 age: 24 years old cask no: 4131 cask type: refill sherry hogshead original filled with: 256 litres re-gauged: 04/04/2017 - 101 litres strength: 53.3% 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. whisky online auctions tasting notes: colour: amber   nose: pow! now this is macallan! beautifully resinous, mineral and nervous sherry. ridden with nuts, wet earth, wax jackets, dundee cake, treacle and various dark fruit compotes. a wonderful throwback to style of macallan that’s long disappeared from most contemporary bottlings. it feels like you could be nosing an old anniversary malt from the early 2000s. goes on with some green fruit, black pepper, a little graphite perhaps – some dried mushrooms. with water: broader and more earthy with a beautiful and gentle streak of something medicinal like gentian. some green peppercorns, aged pinot noir and furniture oil. quite complex and compelling.   palate: a wonderful continuation of the nose. many dark fruits: dates, fig jam, damsons, sultanas and raisins stewed in cognac. pepper, black tea, molasses, a touch of old rum and some old vin juane wine and walnut oil. many classical flavours such as aged balsamico and rancio all make appearances as well. with water: again its earthier and drier. the sherry is a little more ‘free and easy’ not quite as taught and nervous as to begin with. more notes of various red and dark fruit jams, some coal hearth notes and more chewy walnut notes.   finish: long, earthy, nicely drying, herbal and with resurgent notes of old balsamico, camphor and a little rancio.  comments: an excellent and truly classical macallan in the way the sherry and distillate integrate beautifully and with great deft and balance. this one you could bottle straight away or leave for perhaps another 2-3 years. but my feeling is that this one is really approaching its zenith.

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