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FINE & RARE 1956


The Year that Was

Rock ‘n’ Roll sweeps the world as Elvis Presley enters the charts for the first time with ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco, while Doris Day, records her most famous song, Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). The first black-and-white portable TV sets begin to hit the market and the Summer Olympics are held in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Macallan Fine & Rare Bottle Top logo
The Macallan Fine & Rare Bottle shoulders

Every instant of TIME is a pinprick of ETERNITY.

Marcus Aurelius
The Macallan Fine & Rare 1956 Tasting Notes Diagram

The Details

AGE OF WHISKY 15 Years Old


ORIGIN Acquired in bottle from a private collection.

TOTAL OUTTURN 57 Bottle Equivalents


AVAILABILITY 750ml, 700ml

The Experience

  • Colour


  • Nose

    Fresh forest fruits, honey, wood resins, orange zest, with a hint of peat smoke.

  • Palate

    Sweet ginger spice, dried fruit and peat.

  • Finish

    Fruity, with a drying lingering soft peat smoke finish.

  • Strength

    46.2% vol Natural Cask Strength

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