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1 full hogshead of macallan 1993 - cask 4130 - held in bond

Lot ID: 0617/956

one cask of macallan glenlivet single malt scotch whisky, originally purchased direct from macallan by the current owners, distilled 1993. originally filled with 252 bulk litres (55 gallon) into a refill hogshead. this cask was regauged on 04/04/2017. the regauged litres of alcohol were found to be approximately 142 bulk litres at a strength of 55.6%. this would currently yield approximately 202 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: 4130 cask type: refill hogshead original filled with: 252 litres re-gauged: 04/04/2017 - 142 litres strength: 55.6% abv this cask is held in bond. 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: gold   nose: it’s a fresh and pretty classical, ‘naked’ style macallan. biscuit, varnished wood, a plush assortment of green fruits and even something tropical like a little passionfruit. plenty typical notes of cereals, muesli – it’s quite savoury in fact – and a little green fruit compote. with water: becomes more mineral and gravelly. notes of paprika and freshly ground white pepper. again more very elegant tropical fruit notes linger in the back. quite an intriguing nose for a macallan – but the natural weight and heft of the distillate shines through well.   palate: a little hot on delivery but gives way nicely to tobacco leaf, gingerbread and muscovado sugar. also some nice leathery notes follow along with a pleasant leafiness. i suspect this is a refill sherry hogshead. it’s also quite diverse from the nose but in a pleasantly surprising way, the sherry components were not so evident on the nose. with water: more spicy with water along with added notes of treacle, plum wine and a little camphor as well. again quite sturdy, classical macallan.   finish: good length. medium sweetness from the residual sherry influence along with some nutty and earthy notes which lift the whole thing nicely. good balance between sweet and savoury throughout.  

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