Whisky 1949 Macallan
Single malt, Highland - Scotch, Cask No. 852 & 855, Bottle No. 241 of 280, Vintage 1949, Bottled in 1990
Provenance: Private purchase, 7/1/1996
Bottle may differ slightly from picture. Distilled on May 1949, bottled in 1990.
|Age||40 year old|
|Fill level||High shoulder|
|Packaging||Original plastic box|
By the time Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World, religious orders in Scotland and Ireland had established a blooming whisky industry. In Scotland in 1494 Friar John Cor received a shipment of malt, “wherewith to make aqua vitae.” While the monks used distillation to produce beverages for religious rites, Cor’s delivery was large enough to produce some 1,500 bottles, indicating that whisky distillation had already transcended the spiritual world and entered the secular.