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1 full hogshead of macallan 1990 - cask 4070 - held in bond

Lot ID: 1118/101

One cask of macallan single malt scotch whisky. distilled 1990. originally filled on 05/03/1990 into a third fill hogshead with 254.20 bulk litres. this cask was regauged on 10/09/2018. the regauged litres were found to be approximately 145.90 bulk litres at a strength of 48.44%. this would currently yield approximately 208 x 70cl bottles of whisky currently at 28 years old distillery: macallan distilled: 1990 age: 28 years old cask no: 4070 cask type: third fill hogshead. original filled: litres of alcohol 161.40 @ 63.50% original bulk litres 254.20 @ 63.50% new re-gauged: 10/09/2018 - 70.90 litres of alcohol new re-gauged: 145.90 bulk litres current cask strength: 48.44% approximately 208 x 70cl bottles this cask is held at chivas brothers 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). 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. whisky online auctions tasting notes: macallan cask #4070 colour: white wine nose: a soft buttery note to begin which unfolds nicely onto coal hearths, damp earth, linseed oil, furniture polish and delicate tertiary notes of coconut, lemon balm, dried herbs and cough medicine. there is a resilient cereal note running underneath as well; crisp, lean and malty. in time there's notes of dried banana chips, sunflower seeds and other trail mix qualities. the overall impression is one of a fine-textured, well-balanced malt whisky. palate: good weight and texture. slightly petroly and oily with notes of grassy olive oil and mineral oil. very light camphor and wax aspects as well. more well-structured cereal qualities, some natural sweetness and hints of various dried herbs. these ever so slight medical aspects resurge with these notes of cough medicine and orange throat sweets. get's spicier over time as well, towards freshly ground white pepper and cinnamon bark. finish: long, spicy, dry, slightly mineral and with some unusual notes of steel wool, pine needles, wood resins and coal dust. still rather precise and punchy.  comments: an excellent, and at times unusual in a good way, example of macallan. one which feels ready now and would probably not benefit from too much further ageing. the strength and flavours are all evenly matched and well integrated. a good, very tasty whole that outweighs the sum of its parts.   

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