Rare whisky dating back to Second World War given £92,000 price tag

The Macallan’s 81-year-old single malt ‘The Reach’ is limited to 288 decanters worldwide.

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A rare whisky dating back to the Second World War has been given a £92,000 price tag.

The Macallan has announced the batch release of 81-year-old single malt ‘The Reach’, which is limited to 288 decanters worldwide.

The whisky, the oldest that the company has ever released, was laid to rest in a single, sherry-seasoned oak cask before The Macallan was forced to close its doors for the first time in its history.

The retail sale price values the overall release at almost £26.5m.

Each decanter is cradled on a bronze sculpture of three hands, with each hand representing a character in The Macallan’s history.

Kirsteen Campbell, master whisky maker, The Macallan, said: “It is an honour to introduce The Reach. 

“Created during a turbulent time in the world, this extraordinary expression showcases The Macallan’s history, ingenuity and unmistakable strength of character.

“The creation of many hands, The Reach has been a truly collaborative effort.

“It’s also a tribute to the people who made this precious whisky, and their enduring spirit which never wavered.

“Its deep auburn hue is the first hint of this remarkable whisky’s astonishing depth.

“Offering notes of dark chocolate, sweet cinnamon and aromatic peat, leading on to treacle toffee, crystalised ginger and charred pineapple, before giving way to an intensely rich, sweet and smoky finish.”