What Does 52-Year-Old Scotch Taste Like? Collectors Gather at Chelsea Wine Vault to Taste Rare Macallan 1946.

Chelsea Wine Vault to hold exclusive tasting dinner with The Macallan 1946 Select Reserve, valued at $25,000 per bottle.

New York, NY, May 08, 2015 --(PR.com)-- There’s one rule for collectible Scotch: never drink it.

Chelsea Wine Vault is about to break that rule. At an exclusive dinner, they will open and pour The Macallan 1946 Select Reserve, a rare 52-year-old Scotch worth over $25,000. There are no other bottles of this whisky for sale in the US, so it’s no exaggeration to call this a once-in-a-lifetime event.

This event will be hosted by Craig Bridger, Brand Ambassador for The Macallan and David Hunter, General Manager and Wine Buyer of Chelsea Wine Vault. Twelve lucky guests will taste The Macallan 1946 Select Reserve at this guided tasting and dinner. The Macallan Rare Cask will be the house spirit for the evening, paired with a three-course dinner by Robert Bleifer, Executive Chef of Food Network. The event will be held at 7pm on June 11th, 2015, in The Vault, Chelsea Wine Vault’s private tasting room.

Bridger says, “As Brand Ambassador for The Macallan, I'm spoiled with special whiskies. But the chance to crack into the legendary 1946 Select Reserve, a 52 year old masterwork, made with peated malt (due to shortages brought about by the war), gets even my blood pumping. In all honesty, a tasting like this is unprecedented. And I can promise you I'll be the most excited person in the room come June 11th.”

Tickets are $2500 per person, available at www.chelseawinevault.com.

Other rare vintage Macallans will be available for sale after the event, including bottlings like The Macallan 25th Anniversary Edition 1957 25 Year Old, The Macallan 1962 25 Year Old, Macallan 1950 30 Year Old, and Macallan Gran Reserva 1979 18 Year Old.

Most collectors would never dream of opening their antique bottles, because their main value lies in their pristine state. But whisky is made to be opened, to be sipped and savored, and it’s only natural to want to taste a particularly rare bottle.

About The Macallan 1946 Select Reserve 52 Year Old Scotch Whisky

This whisky was distilled in 1946, then aged until the distillers deemed it perfect. It was released in 1998, 52 years after its creation. The Macallans produced just following the second World War are considered some of the best, most nuanced Scotch whiskys ever made, and they are becoming increasingly rare. Tasting this, you’ll discover the genesis of the Macallan style of smooth, sweet, balanced, but still powerful whisky.

About Chelsea Wine Vault

Founded in 1997, Chelsea Wine Vault is Chelsea Market’s flagship wine store. Chelsea Wine Vault is a store run by wine lovers for wine lovers, offering only fine wines and spirits from producers who are committed to the highest standards of quality. Education is a major focus at Chelsea Wine Vault, where resident instructors lead several weekly wine or spirits classes in The Vault, Chelsea Wine Vault’s century-old private events space. See www.chelseawinevault.com for more information, online shopping, upcoming class schedules, or to book a private event. Chelsea Wine Vault is located inside Chelsea Market, at 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011. 212-462-4244.
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