There was a "Speymalt Macallan 1973" by Gordon & McPhail, which was bottled in 2006. It was £73.
This struck me as extremely cheap for a 33 year old Macallan, especially compared with what I'd pay for an official bottling of the same vintage.
Anyone tried one of these bottlings ?
The comments above are correct in that it isn't quite as powerfully sherried as the OB Macallans, but that doesn't mean this is a poor or necessarily inferior bottling - merely a different interpretation or expression of Macallan.
Admiral wrote:Yes, to put the pricing in perspective, I was in a liquor store yesterday.
They had the 1974 Speymalt Macallan for $149.
Meanwhile, right next to it they had the 25yo Fine Oak Macallan retailing for $389!
Yes but it was a FINE oak with Macallan on the label ... that surely must be worth something
Okay, so I was being sarcastic
For me Macallan has lost all credibility as a distillery to live off the merits of former glory ..... they are still a goood distillery but expect people to pay top dollar for their wares ..... sorry not this cheap skate ...
When Macallan decided to make the move into the US and do regular distillery bottlings, it is my understanding that G&M changed the name to Speymalt-Macallan in deference to Macallan to prevent consumer confusion.
I would like to add that several of G&M's bottlings are very good, including some of the harder to finds they still do distillery bottlings for like Glenburgie and Linkwood.
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