How old is the whisky?Macallan 1851 Inspiration

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How old is the whisky?Macallan 1851 Inspiration

Postby TheLiquorBaron » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:58 am

I know it was bottled in 2001 but I am wanting to know when it was distilled??

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:20 am

I imagine it is a vatting of casks of a variety of ages, some fairly young--eight or even less, maybe. Is this one of the replicas of fake antiques? Oddly, it's one Jackson doesn't mention in the Companion--he rates the 1841 (96--"The original...had a remarkably fresh character when opened more than 150 years later") and the 1861 (95). "The 19th century bottles that were opened to act as models for these replicas contained whiskies that, in some respects, tasted hauntingly reminiscent of today's Macallan." I'll bet!

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Postby Jeroen Kloppenburg » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:20 am

Bar Items, do some hunting on Macallan and replica's and maybe Italy on this forum for some fun reading!

That said, AFAIK all the replica's are 're-made' with fairly young whiskies. The prices do not reflect this however :)

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Postby Iain » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:24 am

In the 1850s most whisky would have been bottled very young, not long after it was made. So, if this is truly "inspired" by the style of 1851, some of the contents might have been distilled as late as 1997-8?

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