What Is Macallan Whisky Worth?

Valuations, Information and Sale Advice

Macallan Whisky

Valuations, Information and Sale Advice

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

Another major factor that impacts the price of a bottle of Macallan is the age of the whisky.  This is expressed on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.  This age refers to the age the whisky when it was bottled and whisky does not continue to age when it is in the bottle.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Age of Bottle

Whisky does not continue to age when it is in the bottle.  Holding onto a bottle for a long time does not mean to say you will increase its value.  However, an old bottle of ‘standard’ Macallan single malt whisky can be VERY collectable as whisky collectors often look for changes in labels.

Macallan Royal Marriage Worth

Limited Editions

Single casks bottlings are a limited edition by the simple fact that the bottling run is 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

Another major factor that impacts the price of a bottle of Macallan is the age of the whisky.  This is expressed on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.  This age refers to the age the whisky when it was bottled and whisky does not continue to age when it is in the bottle.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Age of Bottle

Whisky does not continue to age when it is in the bottle.  Holding onto a bottle for a long time does not mean to say you will increase its value.  However, an old bottle of ‘standard’ Macallan single malt whisky can be VERY collectable as whisky collectors often look for changes in labels.

Macallan Royal Marriage Worth

Limited Editions

Single casks bottlings are a limited edition by the simple fact that the bottling run is 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

Vintages

Vintages are different to the age of the whisky and are a declaration of the specific year the whisky was distilled.  It is on of the most important factors that can impact the price of your Macallan.  A vintage is expressed as a date on the bottle from the year the whisky was produced.

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 your bottle of 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.

What is Macallan Worth

Vintages

Vintages are different to the age of the whisky and are a declaration of the specific year the whisky was distilled.  It is on of the most important factors that can impact the price of your Macallan.  A vintage is expressed as a date on the bottle from the year the whisky was produced.

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 your bottle of 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.

The Macallan whisky market

 

The Rare Whisky 101 Macallan index pictured here shows how much growth there has been in the value of Macallan.  Some might say that it is a good investment for the future, but we believe that the market is experiencing a huge bubble and there will be a correction in price within the next year or so.  You need only look at the angle of the graph to see that such exponential growth is not sustainable in the long term.

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 Mark Littler 1
 

The Macallan whisky market

 

The Rare Whisky 101 Macallan index pictured here shows how much growth there has been in the value of Macallan.  Some might say that it is a good investment for the future, but we believe that the market is experiencing a huge bubble and there will be a correction in price within the next year or so.  You need only look at the angle of the graph to see that such exponential growth is not sustainable in the long term.

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 Mark Littler 1

HOW MUCH IS YOUR BOTTLE OF MACALLAN WORTH?

How much is your bottle of Macallan worth?

Macallan Valuations

Are you looking for a valuation of your Macallan whisky?  If so then we can help. 

Email details about your bottle to mark@marklittler.com or call us on 01270 440357

You can also send us images via WhatsApp or SMS to 07415 145228

Alternatively, use the form to send us information about your bottle and we will reply with a valuation.

Selling Your Macallan Whisky

We can help you sell your Macallan Whisky and get the best possible price for it.  We sell both through auction and private sales, using the route which will earn you the most money.

For more information please look at our Services page.

Why use Mark Littler

  • Access to every auction house in the UK.
  • By selecting the auction house that is best suited to your items we significantly increase the final sale price.
  • Our private sales earn you on average 35% more than by selling at auction.
  • We handle everything on your behalf from valuation to sale.
  • We’re independent, so offer unbiased and impartial advice.

Online Valuation Form

Are you looking for a valuation of your bottle? If so, we can help.

Email details about your item to mark@marklittler.com or call us on 01270 440357

You can also click to send us a text

Alternatively, use the form to send us information about your item and we will reply with a valuation.

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PREVIOUS SALES

PREVIOUS SALES

Macallan Private Eye
Macallan Private Eye
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
The Macallan Cask Strength
The Macallan Cask Strength
Macallan Cadenhead Bottlings
Macallan Cadenhead Bottlings
Macallan Private Eye
Macallan Private Eye
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