The Macallan expands its iconic Fine & Rare Collection with The 1990 Edition. Launched in 2002, the collection includes 58 individual releases spanning eight decades, from the 1926, to the most recent release, the 1990.
Matured in a single sherry seasoned American oak butt cask for 30 years, The Macallan Fine & Rare 1990 was filled on June 7th, 1990 and bottled in 2021. The rosewood color of this extraordinary single cask whisky is a result of time spent in the first fill sherry seasoned American oak butt cask. It emits aromas of sweet honey and vanilla followed by peach and raspberry tart, antique oak, orange oil and caramelized apple. Orange and almond cake, vanilla and raisin, leather and forest fruits, nutmeg and liquorice and iced cinnamon buns develop on the palate.
With only 467 bottles available, Fine & Rare 1990 features the cask number, year of distillation and year of bottling printed on the label, while the age, strength and volume are all handwritten. Each bottle is housed in an FSC certified European oak presentation box which also contains information on how to record a Vintage Macallan Fine & Rare bottle in The Macallan Vintage Bottle Register in Easter Elchies House.
The Fine & Rare 1990 box has been produced in England by Moran’s Wood Components, a family run manufacturing business dedicated to craftsmanship and social and environmental responsibility.
Last year The Macallan teamed up with one of the world’s leading fashion photographers, Tim Walker to create a set of photographs to capture the spirit of the 20th century. A bottle from each of the eight decades was photographed with complementary objects that reflect the era. For the launch of the 1990 Edition, The Macallan has worked with the photographer once again to capture unique photography of the exquisite new release. Since 1990 saw the grand opening of Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall that was attended by Princess Anne, the image portrays the rare bottle of whisky surrounded by musical instruments.
The Macallan 1990 Edition is available for $17,921 at The Macallan Estate Boutique, The Macallan global travel retail Boutiques and select bars and restaurants and exclusive retailers.