The Macallan Releases Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky

NEW YORK— The Macallan has unveiled a new and remarkably rare, limited edition single malt whisky. With only 250 individually numbered bottles available worldwide, The Macallan 52 years old 2018 is never to be repeated.

This latest addition to The Macallan collection has been slowly matured for 52 years in one exceptional, hand crafted first fill European oak sherry seasoned cask from Spain. Defined by an unwavering pledge to create peerless single malts, this whisky reflects the unrivaled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been renowned since its inception.

The quality of the spirit is a testament to The Macallan and their exceptional oak casks, which are sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eyes of The Macallan Master of wood. These casks provide the greatest contribution to the character, natural color, distinctive aromas and full flavors of this single malt.

The result is a complex whisky, which presents flavors of rich fruit and dark chocolate fondant, followed by hints of peat smoke combined with cinnamon and ginger from the wood spices. The Macallan 52 years old is an elegant and unique whisky, embodying the distinct quality The Macallan is renowned for.

Sarah Burgess, The Macallan whisky maker, said: “After being left to mature for 52 long years in one exceptional, hand crafted European oak sherry seasoned cask, this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich spicy flavors and has a beautiful ruby mahogany natural color. Bottled at an ABV of 48 percent where all the flavors became perfectly balanced, The Macallan 52 years old is an outstanding addition to our expanding range of unique, classic-aged whiskies and is a testament to the harmony created through the mastery of wood and spirit. With only 250 individually numbered bottles available worldwide, this is a highly limited and expertly crafted release which will be desired by the world’s whisky lovers and luxury connoisseurs.”

Presented in a luxurious solid oak box, The Macallan 52 years old packaging features an etched face inlaid with a matte gold badged age statement, reflecting the intricate designs for The Macallan 25 years old and The Macallan 50 years old.

The Macallan 52 years old 2018 release will be limited to 42 bottles in the US market this year, with a suggested retail price of approximately $53,500 USD per 750 ml bottle. For purchasing inquires, please email:

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Ruby mahogany
  • Nose: Rich cherry and dark chocolate layered with antique oak. Wisps of floral orange blossom combining with delicate layers of peat smoke.
  • Palate: Rich fruit overlays dark chocolate fondant, wisps of peat smoke meet cinnamon and ginger from the wood spices.
  • Finish: Long finish with notes of sweet oak, cherry and blackcurrant mellowing out to a floral and lightly-peated finish.
  • ABV: 48 percent

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About The Macallan

Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation as one of the world’s finest single malt whiskies.  The story of The Macallan is built on the Six Pillars, each influencing the whisky in its own distinct way.  From the spiritual home of Easter Elchies House; curiously small stills giving richness to the pure spirit; finest cut or the best of the best of the distillation, to exceptional oak casks which account for up to 80 percent of the final flavor in the whisky; natural color and finally peerless spirit, The Macallan itself. Wood sits at the heart of The Macallan. The vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland, together with true mastery, set it apart from the rest. For more information on The Macallan, visit Macallan can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.