Exotic whiskies are quite a rarity and few in the world make them just as well as the Macallan. In proving so yet again, the Maison has recently introduced a delicate new spirit into its Fine & Rare collection. Dubbed as the 1977, the novel whisky finds its origin in an ex-sherry hogshead that was laid down to create history on September 27, 1977.
After being aged carefully for 40 years, the Macallan 1977 is now ready for use. The rich and dark amber tone of the whisky is what is said to be its biggest attraction, with connoisseurs already craving for it. The palette of the new Macallan offers flavors of wood spice, sweet citrus and soft peal, with undertones of fruit and oak, while it wafts of citrus fruit and lemon zest, sweet apples, vanilla and wood smoke in the background.
According to Nick Savage, the master distiller at Macallan, “The full, rich, classic Macallan body holds the supporting characters of sweet apples and vanillas, to give an all-encompassing whisky.” After all, it isn’t the packaging or the brand that you’re paying for but the excruciatingly long exacting process that’s claiming your moolah. Only 151(750 ml) bottles of the 1977 are up for grabs, with each costing $ 15,000 each. A tad bit pricey, the new Macallan, but for all the glory, it’s probably worth it!