Mule News: Macallan To Sell 72-Year-Old Whisky For $60k

To celebrate the opening of their stunning new distillery on June 2nd, Macallan is releasing their oldest whiskey to date: a 72 year bottle of ultra rare spirit in an extremely limited edition package.

The bottle, inspired by the exterior design of the new distillery is housed in an exquisite presentation case, inspired by the interior, with a curved wooden roof over the decanter and a footprint taken directly from the circular layout of the three new still houses.

Distilled during the 1940s, the new expression – according to Macallan’s Master Distillers – has an “exquisite balance of strong, sweet oak with the peaty spirit shaping its refined character”. The nose is said to have aromas of fruit followed by hints of peat, with a “lingering hint of rich fruit and oak” on the finish.

The Macallan 72 Year Old in Lalique: The Genesis Decanter, will be released globally from August 2018. Limited to 600 decanters worldwide, it is priced at US$60,000 per 700ml.