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Everything you need to know about Macallan 18 Year Olds

Macallan 18 Year Olds

The Macallan 18 Year Old series is the longest ongoing series by Macallan. To build a vertical of Macallan 18 Year Olds is a dream held by many whisky collectors and investors alike. 

When the Macallan 18 Year Old series first began, Glenlivet had more status within the industry than Macallan did. As such, older Macallan bottlings state that the whisky was distilled at “Macallan-Glenlivet”. This is hard to believe considering Macallan’s position in the market today. 

It is thanks to series such as The Macallan 18 Year Olds that Macallan has such stature today. At a time when blended malts dominated the market, Macallan laid down casks and left them to age in preparation for the age of the single malt.

What is your bottle of Macallan 18 Year Old worth?

Are you looking for a valuation for your bottle of Macallan 18 Year Old?

Use the guide below to explore the factors that affect value. Then please use the contact form to send us the details of your bottle. We are an expert whisky broker with other 300 five-star reviews of our service. You can also read our guide to selling your whisky online.

We can help you sell your bottle either through a brokered private sale, through a specialist online auction, or through our new shop.

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What affects the value of Macallan 18 Year Olds

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The label

There have been a few redesigns since the release of the first Macallan 18 Year Old in 1984. The bottles start out with the iconic early golden and cream label from 1974 to 1980, run through the short-lived splash of blue on the bottle that appeared briefly from 1981 to 1985, before the 1986 unmistakable bottle redesign and switch from distilled year to release year for the 2016 release. 

The condition of the label on your Macallan 18 Year Old can drastically affect the value. Any creases, tears, or marks will devalue the bottle. Make sure to keep your bottle stored in a temperate climate with a moderate humidity level in order to preserve the label.

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The bottle

The old-style Macallan 18 Year Olds (1965 vintage – 1986 vintage) were presented in standard Liquor Bottle Scotland bottles. The earlier bottles were 75cl, but those bottled in 1990 or after were presented in 70cl bottles. 

The 1986 vintage (bottled 2004) saw a drastic redesign in terms of the label and the bottles. From then on, the Macallan 18 Year Olds were presented in 70cl tapered bottles, much like the ones we still see today (although the modern release bottles – 2018-2020 – have much broader shoulders). 

Each Macallan 18 Year Old has a gold, foil capsule over a cork stopper. The capsule should remain intact. Any damage to the capsule will result in a bottle becoming unsaleable. 

Macallan 1981 18 YO & Edition 2

The box

The Macallan 18 Year Olds have had various different boxes. The 1967 to 1980 vintages come with a cream box with a diagonal blue stip across the bottom half of the bottle. 1981-1985 come with the tube in the image above. From 2004-2017 the whiskies came with a blue box. Today, they come with a black box.

The absence of a box can negatively affect the value of your bottle, as collectors see the bottle as more collectable if it comes with an accompanying box.

The condition of the box is also an important factor to consider. If the box is damaged then this will decrease the value of your Macallan 18 Year Old.

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The level

As with all whisky, the spirit level in the neck of your Macallan 18 Year Old bottle is important and has a significant impact on the value. Ideally, the liquid should sit in the wide part of the neck. Lower levels, below the shoulder especially, will lower the value of the bottle.

When you are storing your bottle please consider adding an additional seal – clingfilm or a specialist seal such as Parafilm – over the capsule. This will help stop the level dropping. Always store your bottle upright and in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

Macallan 1972 18 YO 2

The vintage

The Macallan 18 Year Old series has been ongoing since 1984, making it the longest-running series by Macallan. Older vintages such as those from the 1960s and early 1970s command a premium over their modern counterparts. However, the modern bottlings still hold a lot of value, due to the fact that they are part of this ongoing series. 

Many have recognised the investable nature of the series and now collect multiple vintages. In 2020, we sold a Macallan 18 Year Old vertical on behalf of Matthew Robson, whose father bought him a bottle every year from 1992 to 2019. The collection sold for £44,000 and made headlines across the world.

Macallan 1972 18 YO

Get in touch

The Macallan 18 Year Olds remain some of the most sought after bottlings of Macallan on the market. Their investable and collectable nature make them ever-present on the radar of whisky collectors. 

If you have a Macallan 18 Year Old that you would like to sell, get in touch using the forms on this page. 

With a network of private buyers, a one-of-a-kind online marketplace, and a wealth of experience, we are in a fantastic position to help you sell your Macallan 18 Year Old. 

How we can help you sell your bottle

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Private Sale

Selling your bottle through our audience of private buyers can get a high price for you bottle and the convenience of a quick turn around on your sale. All we need is a good picture of your bottle stood up, ideally with the box if you have it and we can collect no obligation offers from our buyers for your consideration.

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Auction

Auction can be the most suitable route for some bottles offering a wide audience of buyers. There is more element of risk in selling at auction as you have less control over the original price and usually takes longer to complete than a private sale. It is also important to choose the right specialist auction for you bottle, and we can advise you on this. 

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Shop

Our online store launched in 2020 with an aim to bridge the gap between selling at auction and the prices you see at retail, helping you get more for your bottle. Selling via our online shop can achieve more than at auction or private sale but can take longer to complete, so requires the time to get your ideal price realised.

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Everything you need to know about Macallan 18 Year Olds

Macallan 18 Year Olds

The Macallan 18 Year Old series is the longest ongoing series by Macallan. To build a vertical of Macallan 18 Year Olds is a dream held by many whisky collectors and investors alike. 

When the Macallan 18 Year Old series first began in 1984, Glenlivet had more status within the industry than Macallan did. As such, older Macallan bottlings state that the whisky was distilled at “Macallan-Glenlivet”. This is hard to believe considering Macallan’s position in the market today. 

It is thanks to series such as The Macallan 18 Year Olds that Macallan has such stature today. At a time when blended malts dominated the market, Macallan laid down casks and left them to age in preparation for the age of the single malt.

What is your bottle of Macallan 18 Year Old worth?

Are you looking for a valuation for your bottle of Macallan 18 Year Old?

Use the guide below to explore the factors that affect value. Then please use the contact form to send us the details of your bottle. We are an expert whisky broker with other 300 five-star reviews of our service. You can also read our guide to selling your whisky online.

We can help you sell your bottle either through a brokered private sale, through a specialist online auction, or through our new shop.

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What affects the value of Macallan 18 Year Olds

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The label

There have been a few redesigns since the release of the first Macallan 18 Year Old in 1984. The bottles start out with the iconic early golden and cream label from 1974 to 1980, run through the short-lived splash of blue on the bottle that appeared briefly from 1981 to 1985, before the 1986 unmistakable bottle redesign and switch from distilled year to release year for the 2016 release. 

The condition of the label on your Macallan 18 Year Old can drastically affect the value. Any creases, tears, or marks will devalue the bottle. Make sure to keep your bottle stored in a temperate climate with a moderate humidity level in order to preserve the label.

Macallan Vertical

The bottle

The old-style Macallan 18 Year Olds (1966 vintage – 1986 vintage) were presented in standard Liquor Bottle Scotland bottles. The earlier bottles were 75cl, but those bottled in 1990 or after were presented in 70cl bottles. 

The 1986 vintage (bottled 2004) saw a drastic redesign in terms of the label and the bottles. From then on, the Macallan 18 Year Olds were presented in 70cl tapered bottles, much like the ones we still see today (although the modern release bottles – 2018-2020 – have much broader shoulders). 

Each Macallan 18 Year Old has a gold, foil capsule over a cork stopper. The capsule should remain intact. Any damage to the capsule will result in a bottle becoming unsaleable. 

Macallan 1981 18 YO & Edition 2

The box

The Macallan 18 Year Olds have had various different boxes. The 1967 to 1980 vintages come with a cream box with a diagonal blue stip across the bottom half of the bottle. 1981-1985 come with the tube in the image above. From 2004-2017 the whiskies came with a blue box. Today, they come with a black box.

The absence of a box can negatively affect the value of your bottle, as collectors see the bottle as more collectable if it comes with an accompanying box.

The condition of the box is also an important factor to consider. If the box is damaged then this will decrease the value of your Macallan 18 Year Old.

Macallan 1972 18 YO 3

The level

As with all whisky, the spirit level in the neck of your Macallan 18 Year Old bottle is important and has a significant impact on the value. Ideally, the liquid should sit in the wide part of the neck. Lower levels, below the shoulder especially, will lower the value of the bottle.

When you are storing your bottle please consider adding an additional seal – clingfilm or a specialist seal such as Parafilm – over the capsule. This will help stop the level dropping. Always store your bottle upright and in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

Macallan 1972 18 YO 2

The vintage

The Macallan 18 Year Old series has been ongoing since 1984, making it the longest-running series by Macallan. Older vintages such as those from the 1960s and early 1970s command a premium over their modern counterparts. However, the modern bottlings still hold a lot of value, due to the fact that they are part of this ongoing series. 

Many have recognised the investable nature of the series and now collect multiple vintages. In 2020, we sold a Macallan 18 Year Old vertical on behalf of Matthew Robson, whose father bought him a bottle every year from 1992 to 2019. The collection sold for £44,000 and made headlines across the world.

Macallan 1972 18 YO

Get in touch

The Macallan 18 Year Olds remain some of the most sought after bottlings of Macallan on the market. Their investable and collectable nature make them ever-present on the radar of whisky collectors. 

If you have a Macallan 18 Year Old that you would like to sell, get in touch using the forms on this page. 

With a network of private buyers, a one-of-a-kind online marketplace, and a wealth of experience, we are in a fantastic position to help you sell your Macallan 18 Year Old. 

How we can help you sell your bottle

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Private Sale

Selling your bottle through our audience of private buyers can get a high price for you bottle and the convenience of a quick turn around on your sale. All we need is a good picture of your bottle stood up, ideally with the box if you have it and we can collect no obligation offers from our buyers for your consideration.

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Auction

Auction can be the most suitable route for some bottles offering a wide audience of buyers. There is more element of risk in selling at auction as you have less control over the original price and usually takes longer to complete than a private sale. It is also important to choose the right specialist auction for you bottle, and we can advise you on this. 

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Shop

Our online store launched in 2020 with an aim to bridge the gap between selling at auction and the prices you see at retail, helping you get more for your bottle. Selling via our online shop can achieve more than at auction or private sale but can take longer to complete, so requires the time to get your ideal price realised.

What is my bottle of Macallan Royal Marriage?

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