What Is Macallan Whisky Worth?

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Macallan Whisky Valuations

How much is Macallan whisky worth?

 

There are six factors that affect the value of a bottle of Macallan.  They are: the age of whisky, the age of bottle, whether or not they are special editions, the vintage, the level and condition of the label.

Bottles of Macallan can easily be worth £1,000 to £5,000 if they fit several of the criteria.  For instance, bottles of the 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt vary in price depending on the distillation year, the level of the bottle and also the condition of the label.

Other bottles of Macallan may be worth more, despite not fulfilling all of the criteria, particularly special edition bottles like Private Eye.

If you would like a valuation of your bottle please get in touch.  All our contact details are provided at the bottom of this page.

We can also help you sell your bottle and have a wide network of private buyers looking to add to their collections.

The six factors that affect the value of Macallan bottles

How much is Macallan whisky worth?

 

There are six factors that affect the value of a bottle of Macallan.  They are: the age of whisky, the age of bottle, whether or not they are special editions, the vintage, the level and condition of the label.

Bottles of Macallan can easily be worth £1,000 to £5,000 if they fit several of the criteria.  For instance, bottles of the 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt vary in price depending on the distillation year, the level of the bottle and also the condition of the label.

Other bottles of Macallan may be worth more, despite not fulfilling all of the criteria, particularly special edition bottles like Private Eye.

If you would like a valuation of your bottle please get in touch.  All our contact details are provided at the bottom of this page.

We can also help you sell your bottle and have a wide network of private buyers looking to add to their collections.

The six factors that affect the value of Macallan bottles

Macallan Whisky Vintages

Age of Whisky

This relates to the time the whisky spent in the cask not how long it has been in the bottle.  This is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled (1980’s, 1990’s etc). Holding onto a bottle for a long time does not necessarily mean its value will increase as the whisky does not improve once bottled, unlike wine. However, as bottles are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s is now considered sought after.

Macallan Royal Marriage Worth

Limited Editions

There are two types of limited edition bottlings.  The first are single cask editions and are limited to the number of bottles of whisky contained in the cask.  The second type of limited edition are those that were made for a specific event, such as The Macallan Private Eye or The Macallan Royal Marriage.

Macallan Whisky Vintages

Age of Whisky

This relates to the time the whisky spent in the cask not how long it has been in the bottle.  This is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled (1980’s, 1990’s etc). Holding onto a bottle for a long time does not necessarily mean its value will increase as the whisky does not improve once bottled, unlike wine. However, as bottles are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s is now considered sought after.

Macallan Royal Marriage Worth

Limited Editions

There are two types of limited edition bottlings.  The first are single cask editions and are limited to the number of bottles of whisky contained in the cask.  The second type of limited edition are those that were made for a specific event, such as The Macallan Private Eye or The Macallan Royal Marriage.

What is Macallan Worth

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of The Macallan.  A vintage is expressed as a date on the bottle from the year the whisky was produced.  The vintage has no effect on the quality of the whisky (unlike wine vintages) but they are viewed in the same way as coin dates or stamp sheet numbers (where collectors try and collect one from each year).

Macallan Whisky Level

Level

The level of the whisky should be into the neck (the narrow part).  As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first which damages the flavour.  If the level is lower than the neck it will have an impact on the price. It is advisable to use Parafilm to seal the capsule.

Macallan Whisky Worth 18 Year Old

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of The Macallan is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. Bottles also need to have their original cartons/boxes if they were issued with them in order to get the best price. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

What is Macallan Worth

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of The Macallan.  A vintage is expressed as a date on the bottle from the year the whisky was produced.  The vintage has no effect on the quality of the whisky (unlike wine vintages) but they are viewed in the same way as coin dates or stamp sheet numbers (where collectors try and collect one from each year).

Macallan Whisky Level

Level

The level of the whisky should be into the neck (the narrow part).  As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first which damages the flavour.  If the level is lower than the neck it will have an impact on the price. It is advisable to use Parafilm to seal the capsule.

Macallan Whisky Worth 18 Year Old

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of The Macallan is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. Bottles also need to have their original cartons/boxes if they were issued with them in order to get the best price. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

The Macallan whisky market

The value of many of The Macallan bottlings have risen by thousands of percentage points, with the majority of the increases in value taking place in the past five to ten years.  The following demonstrates just how much the market has changed in recent years (all open market figures).

 

The Macallan Private Eye
2007 – £240 (McTears)
2017 – £3,000 (Mark Littler)

 

The Macallan Royal Marriage (Charles and Diana)
2007 – £400 (McTears)
2017 – £2,800 (Mark Littler)

The Macallan 1950
2007 – £500 (McTears)
2017 – £5,000 (Mark Littler)

Many (myself included) believe the market cannot sustain its recent monumental growth.  However, a complete crash is unrealistic.  More likely is a correction of prices with future growth then continuing on a slower trajectory.  As more owners of The Macallan begin to realise the value of their bottles the market is going to become saturated and no one knows if demand will continue to outstrip supply. 

With prices at record levels this makes the ideal time to sell your Macallan whisky and we are here to help and ensure you get the best deal.

We can advise the value of your Macallan whisky and help you find the best place to sell it.  For more information see below.

The Macallan whisky market

The value of many of The Macallan bottlings have risen by thousands of percentage points, with the majority of the increases in value taking place in the past five to ten years.  The following demonstrates just how much the market has changed in recent years (all open market figures).

 

The Macallan Private Eye
2007 – £240 (McTears)
2017 – £3,000 (Mark Littler)

 

The Macallan Royal Marriage (Charles and Diana)
2007 – £400 (McTears)
2017 – £2,800 (Mark Littler)

The Macallan 1950
2007 – £500 (McTears)
2017 – £5,000 (Mark Littler)

Many (myself included) believe the market cannot sustain its recent monumental growth.  However, a complete crash is unrealistic.  More likely is a correction of prices with future growth then continuing on a slower trajectory.  As more owners of The Macallan begin to realise the value of their bottles the market is going to become saturated and no one knows if demand will continue to outstrip supply. 

With prices at record levels this makes the ideal time to sell your Macallan whisky and we are here to help and ensure you get the best deal.

We can advise the value of your Macallan whisky and help you find the best place to sell it.  For more information see below.

FREE MACALLAN VALUATIONS

If you would like a free, no obligation valuation of your Macallan please use the form below.

You can also email details about your bottle to [email protected] or call us on 01270 440357.

Macallan Whisky Valuation

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

We have helped sell hundreds of bottles of Macallan for our clients.  You can read their reviews by searching Google for Mark Littler.  Here is just a selection.

Helpful, knowledgeable, professional and got me a good deal with the minimum of effort.Great communication and an easy trustworthy person to deal with.I would definitely recommend Mark and have no hesitation in dealing with him again.Many thanks from Mel Cross.
Mel Cross
Mel Cross
17:04 26 Jun 17
I had some old coins to sell, and had no real idea how to get the best price for them. Mark found a buyer who paid a fair price, better than I would have got at either auction or to a 'cash for gold' type company. Whole process was fast, professional and of all, lucrative!
martin corlett-moss
martin corlett-moss
08:13 18 May 17
Great service from Mark Littler. Very nice and extremely helpful. Always kept in contact and made the process an easy one. Would definitely recommend to anyone selling any bottle.
Emily Foulds
Emily Foulds
08:06 26 Jun 17
Mark has been a great help and has offered a service that I haven't come across before. He presents different options and explains procedures very clearly. He has been patient and encouraging with my questions. I love his enthusiasm and his obvious expertise and knowledge. The icing on the cake! He comes to my house, takes away things (that have some value) I don't want anymore and sells them for me. He makes it so easy.
Christine Chevalier
Christine Chevalier
17:50 05 Mar 17
Mark was honest, straight forward and very knowledgable. He gave excellent advice on which he followed through. Outstanding, Thank you.
george Coventry
george Coventry
08:57 27 Jun 17
Mark delivered a superb service from start to finish. I was unsure about many things at the beginning of the process, and he helped me come to the right decision without rushing me or making me feel under 'sales' pressure. His knowledge is outstanding. Highly recommended.
carolyne osner
carolyne osner
07:41 21 Jul 17
Mark took the time to listen and understand what I wanted to do re the sale of my furniture and was proactive in finding me a good buyer. Sale went through quickly and with no hitches. A very good service overall.
Steve Carr
Steve Carr
10:50 30 Jul 17
Mark was very helpful and professional. He knows a lot about his antiques and was very honest about our deal. He was very organised and prompt when we met and everything went through smoothly. Great service, would be happy to deal with him again anytime.Thankyou MarkDavid
David Brickell
David Brickell
09:25 31 Jul 17
Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable! He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.
James Harwood
James Harwood
10:34 01 Aug 17
Mark has been brilliant since the very first email through to payment. I had contacted a few people about some whiskey and port I had for sale and he was by far the most professional. He achieved a price three times the amount I had been offered by someone in London. I would highly recommend speaking to Mark before you commit to selling anywhere else!
Vanessa Sweeney
Vanessa Sweeney
09:14 07 Sep 17
Mark is likeable, professional, reliable and his fee basis is 'transparent' and fair. He came up with a buyer for our art print without delay. He offers sound advice on various routes to market. Recommended!
G Green
G Green
15:43 24 Sep 17
An exemplary service. Mark demonstrated he has superb knowledge combined with excellent industry contacts. First class communications, trustworthy and a thoroughly professional approach from start to finish. Mark obtained a fantastic result for a piece of rare silver for me and offered additional advice and guidance to help further my hobby. I will definitely be using his services again and recommend that you do the same.
Andrew Wilkin
Andrew Wilkin
14:18 11 Oct 17
Mark was very helpful and knew just where to place our items for sale. Cutlery went very quickly, silver goblets went to auction and sold for more than we expected. We would certainly use Mark again and we would happily recommend him to others.
John Ayling
John Ayling
12:47 25 Oct 17
Mark is most professional whilst being friendly and helpful - a rare combination. My experience involved a Lowry print which he advised on and helped me with in a way that put me totally at ease. He advises without any pressure and his charging system is totally clear and very fair. Go to Mark and you can be assured that he will help you by securing the best outcome for you. I have been more than impressed!
Chris Eyre
Chris Eyre
09:23 17 Nov 17
For some time I have had a bottle of whisky which I thought might be valuable. I contacted Mark Littler and within a few days he had found a buyer and had arranged a very good price for me. Everything about the operation was professional and Mark himself was friendly and most knowledgeable. In a deal like this you have to have an honest and reliable agent and Mark most certainly is. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Peter Fergus
Peter Fergus
16:58 04 Dec 17
I have just sold a large cask of Arran whisky I purchased in 1996 after finding Mark's website and comparing his service to other brokers.I could not be happier with the sale price, it was substantial and approx two thousand more than the next best offer. Mark is very helpful and has excellent communication skills. The sale went very smoothly and promptly.I would not hesitate to use his services again and recommend him to any other sellers of high value casks.
Ivan Anton
Ivan Anton
11:01 11 Jan 18
Mark was very helpful and professional from initial valuation to finished sale. He sold an item on my behalf to a third party with the minimum of effort on my part. Good communication at all stages and has proven to be an easy and trustworthy person to deal with. I would very much recommend Mark to anyone else with valuable items to sell.
David Wilson
David Wilson
19:41 14 Feb 18
Mark is extremely trustworthy, friendly, patient and honest and demonstrated a superb knowledge and enthusiasm for all the items he sold for us. He has great industry contacts and gave excellent advice and communication throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Mark and would certainly use his services again!
Jennifer Angus
Jennifer Angus
13:35 01 Mar 18
Mark was highly knowledgeable, extremely pleasant and totally efficient. The service was professional and fast and Mark kept us informed as to exactly what would happen and when....great result for all concerned. Very pleased to have the opportunity to write this review and would have no hesitation recommending Mark to anyone.
Brian Booth
Brian Booth
07:37 13 Mar 18
Mark has been an enormous help to me in selling two bottles of whisky which I bought many years ago but are now too valuable just to drink! He obtained an offer for them which, at first, I could not believe. However, the money is now in my bank account waiting for me to decide what to spend it on. I would highly recommend Mark's professional and very friendly approach as well as his prompt attention to any email or text enquiries. I would not hesitate to use his services again.
Margaret Ross
Margaret Ross
14:26 28 Mar 18
From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
10:42 24 Apr 18
A seamless experience from start to finish with Mark and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and a very fast response time. Incredibly professional, organised and customer service was outstanding - a rare find these days. Will continue to sell other items through Mark and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
Jane Kenyon
Jane Kenyon
08:48 27 Apr 18
From the initial engagement through to sale and after service, Mark provided a reliable and professional service. He was very knowledgeable and kept us fully informed through every step of the sale. He has a good network of contacts and was able to arrange the sale of our Whiskey quickly and obtained a fantastic result. Would be happy to do business with him again and would recommend his services.
Neil George
Neil George
08:58 03 May 18
I had a signed limited edition print to sell and although I had an idea of its approximate value I had no idea how best to achieve that figure. I contacted Mark and he advised me on the possible options and made some suggestions that I agreed with. He was professional, knowledgeable and friendly throughout the process and I was very pleased to receive just short of the figure we had originally discussed. I would recommend Mark to anyone.
Darell Hitchen
Darell Hitchen
18:09 29 May 18
I have sold one of my whiskey through Mark. Easy communication, fast replies. Mark gave me better price than auctions and anyone else. Very happy with the price and transaction. Will use it again very soon. Highly recommended.
Miloslav Petrik
Miloslav Petrik
10:36 01 Jun 18
Such a wonderfully easy to use service, Mark has been knowledgeable and so helpful throughout, a pleasure to deal with. From initially just sending a quick email to a completely unknown person online asking about the value of a bottle of whisky I'd been keeping hold of I have now had a great offer on it, a simple. quick and easy courier service to send it out and have quickly been paid, with very acceptable fees for Mark's service. Very very highly recommended!
Andy Buncall
Andy Buncall
11:10 13 Jul 18

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Macalan 1966 18 Year Old
Macalan 1966 18 Year Old
Macallan 1861 Replica
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Macallan 1950 Hand Written Label
Macallan 1950 Hand Written Label
Macallan 1957
Macallan 1957
Macallan 1958 1959 Anniversary Malt
Macallan 1958 1959 Anniversary Malt
Macallan 1964 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt
Macallan 1964 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt
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Macallan 1966 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt
Macallan 1966 Spey Malt
Macallan 1966 Spey Malt
Macallan 1968 18 Year Old
Macallan 1968 18 Year Old
Macallan 1968 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt
Macallan 1968 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt
Macallan 1970 18 Year Old
Macallan 1970 18 Year Old
Macallan 1970 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt
Macallan 1970 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt
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Macallan 1971 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt
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Macallan 1974 18 Year Old
Macallan 1974 18 Year Old
Macallan 1974 18 Year Old
Macallan 1974 18 Year Old
Macallan 1974 18 Year Old
Macallan 1976 18 Year Old
Macallan 1976 18 Year Old
Macallan 1976 18 Year Old
Macallan 1976 18 Year Old
Macallan 1979 Gran Reserva
Macallan 1979 Gran Reserva
Macallan 1980 Gran Reserva
Macallan 1980 Gran Reserva
Macallan 1981 Gran Reserva
Macallan 1981 Gran Reserva
Macallan 1990s Bottling Cream Label
Macallan 1990s Bottling Cream Label
Macallan Private Eye
Macallan Private Eye
Macalan 1966 18 Year Old
Macalan 1966 18 Year Old
Macallan 1861 Replica
Macallan 1861 Replica
Macallan 1961
Macallan 1961
Macallan 25 Year Old 1969
Macallan 25 Year Old 1969
Macallan 1961
Macallan 1961
Macallan Royal Marriage Charles and Diana
Macallan Royal Marriage Charles and Diana
Macallan Easter Elchies
Macallan Easter Elchies
Macallan Royal Marriage William Catherine
Macallan Royal Marriage William Catherine
Macallan Royal Marriage Charles Diana
Macallan Royal Marriage Charles Diana
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The Macallan Cask Strength
Macallan Cadenhead Bottlings
Macallan Cadenhead Bottlings
Macallan Royal Marriage William Catherine
Macallan Royal Marriage William Catherine
Macallan 25 Year Old
Macallan 25 Year Old
Macallan 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt 1961
Macallan 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt 1961
Macallan 1961
Macallan 1961
Macallan 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt 1957
Macallan 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt 1957
Macallan 1973 18 Year Old
Macallan 1973 18 Year Old
Macallan Royal Marriage Charles Diana
Macallan Royal Marriage Charles Diana
Macallan 25 Year Old 1971
Macallan 25 Year Old 1971
Macallan 18 Year Old 1968
Macallan 18 Year Old 1968
Macallan 18 Year Old 1981
Macallan 18 Year Old 1981
Macallan 1963
Macallan 1963