Edrington-owned The Macallan has extended its Exceptional Single Cask range with the launch of a single malt distilled in 1950.The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask 1950 is limited to 336 bottles. The expression was aged in a first-fill Sherry butt cask, which was filled on 9 November 1950 and bottled on 24 September 2018. Bottled at 53.4% abv, the single malt has notes of “polished antique oak, delicate peaches and vanilla” on the nose” while the palate has “orange peel zest with warm root ginger” and “subtle hints of peat”. Edrington said that the 1950s “represent a significant period in the history” of the brand with investment in the construction of new buildings on site, the development of existing buildings, the purchase of additional farmland and the arrival of its first highland cows. The Exceptional Single Cask range “showcases the depth and diversity of The Macallan” with each expression “revealing a particularly character, a subtly different flavour or an aroma in the background”. The range was first unveiled in November 2017 with the launch of a seven-strong range of single cask whiskies aged between 12 and 22 years. The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask 1950 is available to buy for £44,600 (US$54,209) from select luxury and specialist retailers in the UK In June 2018, Edrington opened its new £140 million (US$188.4m) Macallan distillery and visitor centre.