The Macallan: Case study


Easily the most famous name in the whisky world, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries to offer special releases, high-profile auction sales and partnerships with top luxury brands including Lalique crystal. The Macallan Lalique Decanter releases are highly sought-after and typically command five-figure prices.

Rare Whisky 101’s Macallan M18 Index charts the performance of cult Macallan bottles which are in high demand. Many of the older vintages included in the index retailed for a fraction of their current value. The M18 covers all vintages from the exceptionally rare 1965 up to and including the 1990 vintage.

Rare Whisky 101’s Macallan M25 Index follows the performance of the highly sough-after Macallan Anniversary Malts. All released vintages are captured in the index from the very first 1957 release up to the 1975 which was the final bottle to carry a vintage.