A cask of whisky distilled at The Macallan in 1988 which lay forgotten for over three decades has broken the world record for the most expensive cask of whisky ever sold at auction. Screengrab from Whisky Hammer After going under the digital hammer on specialist auction site, Whisky Hammer, the rare cask of 33 year old … Continue reading News: Whisky Hammer sets new world auction record for whisky cask of US$1,295,500
A rare “forgotten” cask of Macallan 1988, bought for just £5,000, is expected to set a world record price as it opens for bids on specialist whisky auction site, Whisky Hammer. Originally filled on 5th May 1988, the 374 litre refill butt has been held in bond at The Macallan Distillery for almost 34 years … Continue reading News: Forgotten Macallan cask expected to fetch world-record price
The Macallan. Since 1824, that name has meant a lot to many people. These days it is synonymous with two things: 1) quality Speyside whiskies, and 2) fanaticism of the highest order. Any new limited release by The Macallan seems to require entering a ballot, and (im)patiently waiting in hope for someone to take your … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Macallan – 12 Years Old Sherry Oak
According to a recent survey, Macallan was found to be the scotch whisky with the highest return in value. In 2015 alone there was an average of 10-20% increase in value if you were lucky enough to invest in some of its unique expressions. In fact, some of their rarest items have averaged a quintuple … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Macallan – 18 Years Old 1996 Sherry Oak
It is a fair statement that the scotch-drinking world can be snobby, elitist and strongly opinionated - indeed it is our mission statement in the "About WU" section that we try to look beyond the divide - but one argument that is progressively resonating throughout the whisky communities (whether elitist or otherwise) is the role … Continue reading Dumbing Down The Drams?