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FINE & RARE 1940


The Year that Was

Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Charlie Chaplin released his controversial wartime satire ‘The Great Dictator’. Einstein gave his first public address in the US and four French teenagers followed their inquisitive dog down a hole only to discover the 17,000-year-old Lascaux Cave Paintings.

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The Macallan Fine & Rare Bottle base
The Macallan Fine & Rare Bottle Top on black background

All NOBLE things are as difficult as they are RARE.

Bernard Spinoza
The Macallan Fine & Rare 1940 Tasting Notes Diagram

The Details

AGE OF WHISKY 35 Years Old

YEAR BOTTLED First bottled in 1975

ORIGIN Acquired in bottle from a private collection.

TOTAL OUTTURN 420 Bottle Equivalents


AVAILABILITY 750ml, 700ml, 50ml

The Experience

  • Colour


  • Nose

    Heavy burnt peat dominates the nose with dried fruits and vanilla toffee notes breaking through on second nosing. Some hints of lighter and citrus fruits with a late floral nose.

  • Palate

    Peaty with some dried fruits and nuts with a late and sweetening toffee character.

  • Finish

    Wood maturity is enhanced with peat smoke to linger for a long and dry finish.

  • Strength

    43% vol

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