Glasgow Whisky releases 30-year-old Macallan

Oct 20, 2020by Owen Bellwood

Scotland’s Glasgow Whisky has bottled a 30-year-old Macallan single malt as part of its Munros collection, the first in a new series of super-premium whiskies in the range.

The Munros Macallan 30 Years Old is priced at more than RRP £5,000 (US$6,482) and just 133 decanters have been produced. The collection was created to honour Scottish mountains that are more than 3,000ft (914m) tall, known as the Munros. Distilled in January 1989, The Macallan whisky was matured for 30 years in an ex-Sherry cask. Bottled at its natural cask strength of 49.1% ABV, the whisky does not contain any additional colour and has received "minimal filtration”. Rory Taylor, Glasgow Whisky sales manager, said: “We are passionate about single malts and are excited to be adding a new premium level to our much-loved Munros single cask collection, starting with this superb Macallan 30 Years Old. We intend to release a new Munros super-premium single malt each year going forwards." The rare whisky has been bottled in a decanter made by Glencairn Crystal Studio. Produced from lead-free crystal, it features an engraving of a Scottish mountain range, which is magnified through the whisky to the front of the decanter. The decanter also features white and copper detailing, and the Munros mountain theme is continued on the copper stopper. Kenny Tweeddale, Glencairn new product development manager, added: “Our task was to create an elegant decanter that allowed the whisky to do the talking, whilst celebrating the Munros, so we made this exceptional Macallan integral to the overall design with the mountain range emerging through the liquid." Earlier this month, crystal manufacturer Glencairn marked 20 years of its signature whisky glass with the release of five coloured variants.