The Macallan has released just 250 bottles of a 52-year-old single cask malt whisky for £38,500 each.

Each bottle is hand-signed by Macallan whisky maker Sarah Burgess, and presented in a solid oak box with an etched face inlaid with a matte gold age statement.

Burgess said: ‘After being left to mature for 52 long years in one exceptional, hand crafted European oak Sherry seasoned cask, this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich spicy flavours and has a beautiful ruby mahogany natural colour.

‘The Macallan 52 years old is an outstanding addition to our expanding range of unique, classic-aged whiskies and is a testament to the harmony created through the mastery of wood and spirit.’

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