Macallan 1968 18 Year Old

This Macallan 18 year old bottling was distilled in 1968 and bottled in 1987 at 43% ABV. 

It is hard to imagine today a whisky world where the likes of Macallan had to tag the name of a neighbouring distillery to assure sales when in 2018 it was Macallan who broke the record for the most expensive whisky in the world three times in a single year. Yet when the Macallan 18 year old was first bottled in 1984 the bottle states that the whisky was distilled in 1965 at the Macallan-Glenlivet distillery. 

The 1965 18 Year Old, bottled in 1984, was the first ever 18 year old release by Macallan but it went on to inspire a whole series of bottlings that have become some of the most iconic expressions from the distillery. Known and loved for their classic and simplistic appearance, the Macallan 18 Year Old is a highly sought after addition to any whisky collection. 

From that first bottling in 1984 until the 1995 release, the bottles sported the familiar cream and gold label that is so associated with Macallan. From the 1981 vintage released in 1999, an accent of blue was added to the label in a move towards colour not really taken by Macallan previously, although much more expected today. 

In 2004, the 1986 vintage 18 Year Old saw Macallan redesign the series into something more modern. The bottle shape was changed, the blue accent was reduced to a thin outline on the label, and the vintage year was made much smaller. Eventually, for the 2016 release, the vintage would be removed completely in favour of the bottling year. 

The Macallan 18 Year Old is one of the most sought after bottling series of Macallan as it makes for a fantastic vertical for a collection or individually as a great commemorative piece for anniversaries or birthdays.

Retail price: Not currently available at retail in the UK

This bottle is being sold by a client who has appointed Mark Littler LTD to act as their agent. The seller is not a VAT registered business and there is no VAT included in the purchase price nor is there any VAT to pay.

Shipping & Returns

UK

Free shipping within the UK

Europe

Due to current issues shipping to Europe we have temporarily suspended European shipments. If you are based in Europe and want to buy a bottle please contact us directly to discuss options.

We offer international postage to the following regions in Europe:

Band A: From £14.00

Republic of Ireland

Band B: From £14.50

Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands.

Band C: From £15.50 

Austria, Denmark, Switzerland.

Band D: From £17.75

Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, Spain.

Band E: From £30.00

Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden.

Band F: From £46.00

Bosnia, Bulgaria, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Serbia.

America:

We can ship to the following states in America:

Alaska (anchorage only), California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

Prices from £45. Please note that due to the current tariffs being levelled on Scotch Whisky going into America you should contact [email protected] for an accurate shipping price.

Rest of world:

Please contact [email protected] for a price

Returns

Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving your item.

If you intend to return an item please contact us immediately by emailing [email protected] and state:

- Why you are returning the item.
- Where you are based.
- What packaging/shipping/insurance you will have in place or if you would like us to arrange this (see below for costs).

Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received.

If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

Once the item’s condition has been verified, refunds will be sent via BACS to the account from which we received original payment. Other accounts cannot be credited.

About & Reviews

We are one of the largest established whisky brokerages in the UK and have brokered millions of pounds of bottles and casks since 2016.

Our store opens a new chapter in our brokerage journey as we look to bridge the gap between auction and retail prices for collectable whisky.

You can buy with confidence thanks to our hundreds of verified reviews across Google, Facebook and Yell.

If you would like additional references or have any questions at all about our services then please email [email protected]

If you have a bottle you are looking to sell then please contact us via our online form here.

Age Verification

You must be over 18 to purchase this product.

We have use an age verification process provided by VerifyMyAge. We will not sell to persons that do not meet the age restrictions for this product and by agreeing to purchase this product through our shop you hereby consent to the processing of your personal data for age verification purposes.

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    Distillery: Macallan
    Region: Speyside
    Bottler: Distillery
    Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    Age: 18 Years Old
    Vintage: 1968
    Bottled: 1987
    ABV: 43%
    Volume: 75cl

    This Macallan 18 year old bottling was distilled in 1968 and bottled in 1987 at 43% ABV. 

    It is hard to imagine today a whisky world where the likes of Macallan had to tag the name of a neighbouring distillery to assure sales when in 2018 it was Macallan who broke the record for the most expensive whisky in the world three times in a single year. Yet when the Macallan 18 year old was first bottled in 1984 the bottle states that the whisky was distilled in 1965 at the Macallan-Glenlivet distillery. 

    The 1965 18 Year Old, bottled in 1984, was the first ever 18 year old release by Macallan but it went on to inspire a whole series of bottlings that have become some of the most iconic expressions from the distillery. Known and loved for their classic and simplistic appearance, the Macallan 18 Year Old is a highly sought after addition to any whisky collection. 

    From that first bottling in 1984 until the 1995 release, the bottles sported the familiar cream and gold label that is so associated with Macallan. From the 1981 vintage released in 1999, an accent of blue was added to the label in a move towards colour not really taken by Macallan previously, although much more expected today. 

    In 2004, the 1986 vintage 18 Year Old saw Macallan redesign the series into something more modern. The bottle shape was changed, the blue accent was reduced to a thin outline on the label, and the vintage year was made much smaller. Eventually, for the 2016 release, the vintage would be removed completely in favour of the bottling year. 

    The Macallan 18 Year Old is one of the most sought after bottling series of Macallan as it makes for a fantastic vertical for a collection or individually as a great commemorative piece for anniversaries or birthdays.

    Retail price: Not currently available at retail in the UK

    This bottle is being sold by a client who has appointed Mark Littler LTD to act as their agent. The seller is not a VAT registered business and there is no VAT included in the purchase price nor is there any VAT to pay.

    Shipping & Returns

    UNITED KINGDOM

    Free shipping on all orders within the United Kingdom

    WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

    We can ship worldwide. Please see below for specific destinations and prices, or if your destination is not listed then please contact us at [email protected] for a custom shipping price.

    Pieces are for one bottle with a box, or two bottles with no boxes.

    Please contact us if you require quotes for more than one bottle.

    High value bottles are shipped with an Apple Air Tag for tracking purposes.

    EUROPE

    Switzerland (CH) – £35

    Cyprus (CY) – £35

    Germany (DE) – £30

    Finland (FI) – £35

    Guernsey (GG) – £25

    Ireland (IE) – £25

    Luxembourg (LU) – £25

    Monaco (MC) – £30

    Malta (MT) – £35

    Netherlands (NL) – £25

    Norway (NO) – £40

    ASIA & PACIFIC

    Hong Kong (HK) – £50

    Macau (MO) – £50

    Singapore (SG) – £50

    Taiwan (TW) – £50

    Japan (JP) – £50

    Malaysia (MY) – £50

    Republic of Korea (South Korea) (KR) – £50

    Australia (AU) – £40

    New Zealand (NZ) – £50

    AMERICAS

    USA – We can ship to the following states . Prices start at £45:

    Alaska (anchorage only), California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

    RETURNS

    Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving your item.

    If you intend to return an item please contact us immediately by emailing [email protected] and state:

    - Why you are returning the item.

    - Where you are based.

    - What packaging/shipping/insurance you will have in place or if you would like us to arrange this (see below for costs).

    Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received.

    If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

    Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

    Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

    Once the item’s condition has been verified, refunds will be sent via BACS to the account from which we received the original payment. Other accounts cannot be credited.

    About & Reviews

    We are one of the largest established whisky brokerages in the UK and have brokered millions of pounds of bottles and casks since 2016.

    Our store opens a new chapter in our brokerage journey as we look to bridge the gap between auction and retail prices for collectable whisky.

    You can buy with confidence thanks to our hundreds of verified reviews across Google, Facebook and Yell.

    If you would like additional references or have any questions at all about our services then please email [email protected]

    If you have a bottle you are looking to sell then please contact us via our online form here.

    Age Verification

    You must be over 18 to purchase this product.

    We have use an age verification process provided by VerifyMyAge. We will not sell to persons that do not meet the age restrictions for this product and by agreeing to purchase this product through our shop you hereby consent to the processing of your personal data for age verification purposes.

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