1950 Gordon & Macphail Speymalt from Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A spectacular vintage Macallan, aged for 55 years, part of the long running Speymalt series from Gordon & MacPhail.
Several very rare Gordon & Macphail bottlings have just arrived in Australia. This is a collector's opportunity to secure one of Speyside’s most iconic single malts: extended age Macallan in full-on sherried form. This is an extraordinary independent release - distilled in 1950 and bottled in 2006. One only to sell. 43% Alc./Vol.
Founded in 1895, Gordon & MacPhail are independent bottlers of the highest merit and for a long time were the official bottler of the Macallan. They are of course the most reliable source of vintage Macallan outside the distillery itself. Originally released in 2006.
The huge range of vintage Macallans once on offer are all but a memory. They were selected from The Macallan distilled in the 1930s and bottled in the 1970s, and also from a selection of the very best casks at the peak of their maturation complexity from the vintage years 1926 to 1972.
Official distillery bottling's all sold out over a decade ago. These were fetching around $4000+ / bottle. Since then they have doubled, then tripled, quadrupled and never stopped; in fact they've gone beyond the wildest expectations of even the most savvy whisky investor.
Nose: Without Water Rich, baked fruit aromas - sultanas, prunes, and figs all present. A little peat smoke on the edge.
Palate: Without Water Sherry wood with rich fruitiness and a burnt/toasted malt edge with traces of liquorice.
Nose: With Water A little sweetness now present - treacle toffee. Rich fruitcake aromas with charred oak notes.
Palate: With Water Some smoke initially with an oily woodiness. Rich burnt fruit flavours. Body Rich and complex. Finish Subtle smoke with Sherry influences.