| Goldfinch whisky merchants launch a a Macallan 26 Year Old single cask bottling, matured for 25 years in an American oak bourbon barrel, then finished for a year in an Oloroso sherry oak hogshead cask. |
Goldfinch whisky merchants have released their own limited edition independent single cask bottling of The Macallan, the Goldfinch Macallan 26 Year Old is a release of only 100 bottles.
The single malt was distilled at The Macallan Distillery in June 1993 and matured for 25 years in an American oak bourbon barrel, then finished by the Goldfinch team for a year in an Oloroso sherry oak hogshead cask.
Each of the 100 hand numbered bottles of the double oak matured, sherry finished single cask whisky is presented in a luxurious, decanter style bottle, inside a bespoke navy blue and gold foil embossed box.
Commenting on the rare release, Andrew Macdonald-Bennett of Goldfinch said: "We are delighted to launch this exquisite single malt from The Macallan Distillery, which is
regarded as the most collectible whisky in the world.
"It is a rare gem that offers whisky lovers and collectors as well as those interested in taking their first foray into whisky investment the chance to own a very exclusive bottling of The Macallan single malt whisky. It also perfectly reflects Goldfinch’s aim to bring rare cask whisky to the market for people to enjoy and share.
"As well as displaying all the characteristics of a Macallan of its era, the double oak sherry finish has imparted layers of complexity to create an extraordinary single malt with notes of spiced-oak, golden syrup, chocolate and oranges."
The Macallan 26 Year Old by Goldfinch was bottled non chill filtered in November 2019 at a natural cask strength of 40.8% ABV, priced at £1,200 a bottle it is available now from Goldfinch Whisky Merchants as well as from from specialist online whisky retailer