The Macallan has just unveiled the latest release in their Fine & Rare collection.

This highly exclusive spirit, The Macallan 1978 Fine & Rare Vintage, will be limited to 243 bottles globally with only five bottles allocated to the U.S. market this year. Each bottle will cost a whopping $11,700.

Made with the very best of The Macallan’s finest maturing stock, The Macallan Fine & Rare collection features some of the greatest vintage single malts ever released. The 1978 vintage has a rich nose of ginger and antique oak that blossoms into a spicy-sweet, bitter orange flavor on the palate with a delicate, balanced peat smoke.

“The peated smoke element of this cask stands out, as it is unusual in The Macallan to find peated smoke alongside some of the characteristics synonymous with American oak—apricot, vanilla and toffee. Being a remake refill hogshead, there is a charming mystery in not knowing which original casks were carefully crafted together to create this unique cask which has delivered an exceptional vintage.”
– Steven Bremner, The Macallan’s Whisky Maker

The Macallan 1978 Fine & Rare Whisky, bottle and package on white

The Macallan 1978 Fine & Rare Whisky

Since 2002, the Fine & Rare range has played a significant role in establishing The Macallan as the world’s most valuable and collectable single malt whisky and has picked up record breaking auction sales across the world. It seems like this latest release will be no different.

“This single cask whisky was laid down in the year that Superman first burst onto cinema screens, the first test tube baby was born and NASA unveiled the first group of women astronauts. In that same year on November 20th this remade Hogshead was filled for the second time, with the team on site that day having no way of knowing that 40 years later the cask would be selected to part of this incredible legacy of vintage Macallan.”
– Jaume Ferras, The Macallan Prestige Marketing Director