1993 Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Macallan 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$2499. 00 Bottle
$29988.00 Dozen
ABV: 48%
An exceptionally old indie Macallan, distilled in 1993 that also comes with a fair asking price. Finished in a single sherry butt for 64 months and bottled in January 2019 for Signatory's 30th Anniversary series. Just over 600 were produced with Australia receiving a tiny allocation. Praise from Malt Maniac, Serge Valentin below.

Other reviews... This baby’s been finished in a sherry butt for 64 months, which equals exactly 64/12=5.33 years. So more double-maturation if you ask me, or old-style re-racking. Let’s see… Colour: amber coffee. Nose: ah, this is different. I’m reminded of some old amontillado, walnut wine, gentian, turmeric, dried figs, warm praline, chestnut purée, some curious form of mentholated celeriac (who would do that?) Some oak too, but with few fruits, which is unusual. After five minutes, it got rather very mentholy and pine-y. Did that come from the sherry cask (doubt it) or from the original hogshead? Were these aromas the reasons why they did this finishing? I know, who needs such useless questions… Mouth: wait wait wait, but this is post-war Macallan-like! Smoke, saps, burnt fruits, brandy, leather, tobacco, mushrooms, a little balsamico, a touch of rancio, those crazy jams, a lot of puréed chestnuts again, pine nuts, roasted pecans… And quite a lot of tobacco, which still makes it ‘a dry one’. Finish: long, roasted and smoked, chocolaty, nutty, dry. Orange bitters. Comments: finishings are always scary because you can’t help wondering ‘why did they have to do that?’ but in this case, I can’t see who would complain. Excellent results after those 5.33 years in a butt. I mean…
89 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com