30 year macallan
It may be hard to imagine today, but for much of the 20th century, Macallan 1989 was primarily a constituent malt in blends. It was not until the 1980s downturn in the market that the distillery decided to focus on its single malt brand. Fortuitously, this coincided with the crest of a wave of enthusiasm for the high quality releases that the distillery had licensed to Campbell, Hope & King and Gordon & McPhail in the 1960s and 1970s. These remain some of the most collectible on the market. While global single malt sales volume is still lead by Speyside neighbors, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, Macallan is easily the most sought after. So much so in fact, that they had to open a brand new distillery in 2018, a subterranean architectural masterpiece within the Easter Eliches estate, boasting 36 copper pot stills.
30 YEAR OLD
REFILL EX-SHERRY BUTT
THE YEAR THAT WAS
Tim Berners Lee reveals the first blueprint for the World Wide Web. George H.W. Bush is sworn in as the President of the USA, while in South Africa, President P.W. Botha meets the imprisoned Nelson Mandela for the first time. ‘Rain Man’ wins the Oscar for Best Picture, the Dalai Lama wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first commercial Internet Service Providers launch.