That said, there’s something special about the bottle, the lettering, and the whole experience. So it’s perfectly understandable if you can’t pull yourself away!
So, how much is a bottle of Macallan? Here’s the price listing from my local Total Wine (we have a 9% sales tax on alcoholic beverages) and my benchmark whenever I see it in a store elsewhere (prices are for 750ml):
- Macallan 25 YO – $899.99
- Macallan Fine Oak 21 YO – $289.99
- Macallan 18 YO – $169.99
- Macallan Fine Oak 15 YO – $94.99
- Macallan 12 YO – $48.99
- Macallan Fine Oak 10 YO – $44.99
I think that the Macallan 12 YO at ~$49 a bottle is a reasonable price, things just start getting a little crazier as you move up the age range. You’re only paying $10 more than Glenlivet 12 YO (I know you can’t compare the two in this way but I enjoy both, for different reasons) whereas the jump from Glenlivet 18 YO ($105) to Macallan 18 YO is a bigger one (~$65).