28/06/2017 Chiswick Curates, Wine & Spirits
Ahead of the Wine and Spirits auction taking place on 5 July, we take a closer look at a 1950 Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky gifted to the vendor by the Macallan distillery.
'A Rolls Royce amongst malt.' - Harrods book of Malt Whisky
'The world’s greatest all-rounder' - Michael Jackson
Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries to be legally licensed and since then continues to be one of the most important distilleries in Scotland. Since then, it has built a reputation for creating one of the world's finest single-malt whiskies, the luxury spirits brand, which is notably sought-after by collectors and continues to achieve impressive prices at auction.
The Macallan's oak maturation casks are a foundation for the distinguished quality, natural colours and distinctive flavours of The Macallan.
'It is the interaction of the precious spirit with the rare and expensive sherry casks for just the right amount of time that gives the most perfect whisky' - Ken Grier, Brand Director of The Macallan.
Here a selection of highlights offered in the auction:
A Domaines Barons De Rothschild, Tres Vielle Reserve Cognac
Two Bottles of 1979 Krug Vintage Champagne. These two bottles of Champagne have
been stored in a professional private cellar since purchase in
1981 at between 52 to 55 Fahrenheit.
A 2003 Torbreck 'Run Rig', Barossa Valley, bottle number 21 of 70, signed by winemaker, David Powell
on reverse label and limited, an Imperial, in original Estate wood box and
cardboard transport box, 6 Litres. (14.5% ABV).