Duncan Taylor Scotch Releases 52-Year-Old Macallan


January 9, 2023

Duncan Taylor Scotch 52 Year Macallan

Specialist spirits purveyor Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd. announced the exclusive release of one of the most prestigious single malts from its Rarest Collection – a Macallan 52-Year-Old Scotch Whisky.

An extremely limited release, this whisky is an exercise in craftsmanship and patience, spending more than five decades under the careful curation of Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky and reaching peak maturation before its bottling.

The journey of this 52-Year-Old Macallan Single Malt began in 1969, when the liquid was originally laid to rest for the custodians of Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky. For decades, the liquid aged in traditional American Oak ex-bourbon barrel until it was extracted from its original resting place and transferred into first fill ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks.

This double maturation created a remarkable 82.92 proof whisky that is made from 100% malted barley and bottled at natural cask strength without chill filtration or artificial coloring, the product of a single cask distilled at the renowned Macallan distillery in 1969 – the year that the first man landed on the moon and The Beatles recorded their legendary album, Abbey Road.

The unique bottle that contains this whisky takes inspiration from the historical battlefields around the company’s Huntly headquarters. The handmade crystal decanter is designed around the shape of a “dirk,” a Scottish dagger of olden times. The decanter rests majestically in a bespoke, European oak cabinet with herringbone detailing – handcrafted in Scotland by skilled cabinet makers to reflect the old-style weapons cabinets.

The Macallan 52-Year-Old is the oldest whisky from the Macallan Distillery that Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd. has released to date. With one of the most significant, privately held collections of rare whiskies in the world, Duncan Taylor is carving out a path to bring highly coveted whiskies to market. Earlier this year Duncan Taylor excited the global whisky community with the release of the highly-coveted Kinclaith 51-Year-Old and Caperdonich 50-Year-Old – both long-shuttered Scottish distilleries.

With a RRP of £75,000, the Macallan 52-Year-Old will be available for purchase in the US upon request.

For more information, visit https://www.duncantaylor.com/.