In 1926, whiskey creators at Scotland’s Macallan Distillery took a Spanish created Oak Cask, completely filled with Oloroso, to absorb the tastes, emptied it, and then filled it with pure, pre-maturation washy, recognize as new make, spirit. Then just waited, and waited and more waited.
Six decades later, in 1986, when their successor whiskey creators deemed the wait time-consuming enough, cask no.263 was lastly drained as well as poured forty bottles. In 89 they unveiled the primary 12, with tags by Eng pop Artist Blake, who has made the Beatles’ Sgt. Paper cover of the album around a decade prior. 4 years later, they released one more 12, with logos designed by a well-known Italian painter Valerio Adami.
Those twenty-four bottles seldom pop-up on the marketplace, and when they do, they go for tons of dollars apiece. But it is their sitters which are the actual prize, with one of a type hand-painted bottles, and rates to match.
One such item from 99, painted by Irish artist, sold for 1.5 million US Dollar at a sale at Christie’s few weeks back. The sale broke past record of most luxuries whiskey, set Oct by a nearly 900,000 US Dollar Macallan bottle with a Valerio Adami tag. The Dillon tag is a vividly rendered illustration of the Macallan house, created in 1700.
But there is the question: if you are the holder of this, do you put it aside as a massive investment, or say to hell with it, and decant yourself a drink? If it is later, Christie’s expert of wine Tim stated in Statement, you are in for a real treat.
“It is going to be unbelievably complex,” he stated—with a yawning mahogany feel, and a cacophony of diff concentrated and aromas flavors. “You will get a few of the spices from the wood, small hints of vanilla, potentially a few nutty characteristics, Christmas cake, cinnamon….”