The Macallan has launched a limited-edition single-malt whisky called Macallan 52-year-old 2018.

To be released worldwide, the whisky is packaged in 250 individually numbered bottles and is the latest addition to the Macallan collection. It is said to haveĀ  been matured for fifty-two years in a hand-crafted, first-fill European oak sherry seasoned cask from Spain.

The whisky is claimed to reflect the company’s commitment to the mastery of wood and spirits. Its oak casks provide character, a natural colour, distinctive aromas and full flavours to the single malt.

“This wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich spicy flavors and has a beautiful ruby mahogany natural color.”

This fruity whisky features dark chocolate fondant, peat smoke, cinnamon and ginger flavours.

The Macallan whisky maker Sarah Burgess said: “After being left to mature for fifty-two long years in one exceptional, hand-crafted European oak sherry-seasoned cask, this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich spicy flavors and has a beautiful ruby mahogany natural color.

“Bottled at an ABV of 48% where all the flavors became perfectly balanced, The Macallan 52-year-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.”

Offered in a luxurious solid oak box, the spirit’s packaging features an etched face inlaid with a matte gold badge, reflecting the designs for the Macallan 25-year-old and Macallan 50-year-old.

The Macallan 52-year-old 2018 has a suggested retail price of around $53,500 per 750ml bottle.

In January, The Macallan opened its second whisky lounge in the Philippines, at Central Business District of Makati City, reported Pageone.ph.