Macallan is releasing Rare Cask Batch No 1 2018 Release. As the name of the release suggests it will be an annual release, the back label says “Each limited release batch represents the volume of only 50 European Sherry Seasoned Oak Butts.”. This means each annual batch release will give somewhere around 27500 bottles, depending on the size of the butt and how greedy the angels have been.
The current “Macallan Rare Cask” was first seen in 2014 in the US, and in 2015 in the UK, and reflected 16 different sherry cask styles. It is priced around £195 and being bottled at ABV 43%. Our guess is that this Macallan Rare Cask Batch No 1 2018 Release will replace it, becoming an annual release like the Macallan 18 yo sherry matured annual release.