The Macallan M
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
A 6-litre Lalique decanter of this single malt holds the Guinness World Records™ for the “most expensive whisky sold at auction” selling for the equivalent of $628,000 dollars. It took the Macallan’s master whisky maker, Bob Dalgarno, two years to source whiskies dating from 1940 to 1991. This blend contains some of the last whiskies barreled before the distillery ceased production at the onset of World War II and some very rare 1947 peated malts. The distillery briefly used peat due to post-war coal rationing and its relative high costs.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typesherry oak casks
"The aroma is that pleasing bouquet that comes from a small book store with oak shelves filled with rare first editions. Wood smoke swirls beneath aged port with baking spices, citrus, and fruitcake adding layers of depth to the nose. The viscous whisky coats the mouth without being gummy and your taste buds give a round of applause in appreciation. Chocolate, allspice, sherry, leather and citrus flavors keep them on their feet well into the finish. Pipe tobacco, oak, more dried fruits, and citrus climb slow and steady then drift away like a war hero walking into the sunset. If you have a few thousand piggy banks, this is the whisky that justifies taking a hammer to them so you can acquire a bottle. "