Why is cask-strength so expensive?

Cask-strength single malt scotch is unquestionably more flavorful than its lower-proof counterparts, thanks to the flavor molecules that bind to alcohol. But cask-strength whisky always costs more than standard-strength bottlings; after all, it’s the alcohol that you’re paying for, not the water.

How strong is Macallan?

Bottled at 40% ABV for most markets and 43% ABV for the US, the whisky is at least seemingly designed to be approachable first and foremost.

Which Macallan is best for investment?

One of the best whiskey to invest in (and the costliest) is the Macallan Selected Reserve 1946, originally bottled in 1998 as a 52-year-old whisky. Of course, in 2021, this whisky is more than 70 years old and has been valued at £7,800 – £9,800.

Is Macallan 18 collectable?

The Macallan 18-year-old range percent more than one without, and a modern bottling without its box may lose 50 percent of its value. At auction the very early editions can sell for well over £2,000. The later editions are more common so command a lower price.

How strong is cask strength?

Cask-strength whiskey is bottled from the barrel, completely unadulterated (meaning it hasn’t been diluted with water) and is generally between 60 to 65 percent ABV.

What proof is cask strength?

The term describes whiskeys bottled at exactly the proof at which they emerged from the barrel, with no water added to bring the spirit down to a lower alcohol content. The strength of cask-strength whiskeys can range quite widely, from somewhere around 105 proof all the way up to a whopping 140 proof.

How much does Macallan cask strength Scotch cost?

Macallan Cask Strength NV 750mL Bottle (750ml) $ 764.82 $ 1,019.76 / 1000ml Go to Shop Bottle (750ml) $ 800.00 $ 1,066.66 / 1000ml Go to Shop Bottle (750ml) $ 2,099.99 $ 2,799.98 / 1000ml ex. sales tax Go to Shop Bottle (750ml) $ 2,299.97 $ 3,066.62 / 1000ml ex. sales tax Go to Shop

How much is a 10 year old Macallan Whisky worth?

Most Macallan 10 year old bottles will be worth between £150-£300. What to look for in a Macallan 10 year old? Cask strength and 100 proof Macallan 10 year old are relatively rare and therefore command a premium. Older bottlings are worth more.

How much does a Macallan anniversary malt cost?

We have written a whole article on Macallan Anniversary Malt 25 year old, which you can read here. Prices vary from £1,600 for bottles with no distillation year on the bottle, to more than £4,000 for the older vintages.

What is the Folio series of Macallan Whisky?

Macallan release an annual Folio Series which celebrates the old advertising strategies and styles of Macallan from their archive. The folio series are matured in sherry casks and each edition has a unique bottle design and comes with a book and in a book shaped case.