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Macallan 1988-2004 - 16 Year Old - Douglas Laing - Old Malt Cask - Single Cask

LOT ID: 0124-592


End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:00 PM


Total Bids: 39   

Final Bid
£120.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

Macallan 1988 - 2004. 16 Year Old. Bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask. Single Cask. One of 343 bottles finished in a Bonnes - Mares Grand Cru Cask. 700ml. 56.1%. In presentation box.

CONDITION

Wear to box. Nick in bottom of label.

FILLING LEVEL

Into Neck

Distillery:  Macallan

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Douglas Laing

Region: Speyside

Distilled Year: 1988

Bottling Year: 2004

Age: 16

Bottles Produced: 343

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: NA

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 50%

The grandest of Speyside’s blue chip distilleries, Macallan was founded in 1824 and carved a reputation for luxury single malt whisky in the 1980s with string of 18-year-old and 25-year-old sherry-matured vintage single malts distilled in the 1960s and 1970s, building on the renown of earlier highly-regarded licensed bottlings by Gordon & MacPhail and Campbell, Hope and King.

In the early 2000s, as the supply and quality of even the best sherry casks declined dramatically, Macallan introduced their Fine Oak series, an initially controversial range of bottlings that included bourbon-matured spirit in the cask recipe. While the Fine Oak series took some time to find its audience, Macallan’s status as the top Speyside distillery - particularly at auction - was already well-established and today a legion of eager Macallan fans ensure that each new luxury bottling from the distillery sells out immediately on release.

Founded in the late 1940s by Fred Douglas Laing Sr, the Douglas Laing company spent decades as whisky blenders and exporters before Fred Laing’s sons Stewart and Fred Jr introduced the highly influential Old Malt Cask single malt range in 1998. The McGibbon’s Provenance and Old & Rare Platinum series followed soon afterwards, establishing Douglas Laing as one of Scotland’s finest independent bottlers.

In 2013 Stewart Laing left the business, taking Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare to his new company Hunter Laing, while Fred Laing Jr was joined by his daughter Cara and her husband Chris Leggatt from Morrison Bowmore. The Old Particular and Extra Old Particular ranges were introduced to replace Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare, and the company has since moved into distilling with the purchase of Strathearn distillery in 2019 and the construction of Clutha distillery in Glasgow.

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Please note: due to the various ages of bottles, corks and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion. And no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.All bottles are checked by our whisky specialists Wayne & Harrison Ormerod prior to any auction. We do not auction opened bottles so therefore all items are sealed unless stated under certain circumstances where seals were never issued by the producer.
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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £120.00 14th February 2024 19:07