Distinct but delicate Oak textures of Vanilla and citrus combine with the more ‘normal’ Macallan rich fruit and Sherry (ish) characteristics. If that sounds ‘light’ then it should be noted that the effort to make this delicious whisky is far from that. American Oak is transported from the US across to Spain for seasoning with Sherry. Once done the barrels then make their way to Speyside where the whisky will be stored in these barrels for 12 years. If it sounds like I’m a fan then you’d be right!
The Macallan Estate is some 360 hectares in size and stunning to boot. The whiskies themselves have long been those of great distinction and full of character. At the heart of their creation is the Estate’s own Minstrel Barley and the smallest stills in Speyside. Both go to ensure the house’s signature rich, fruity and full flavours are ever present. If you ever come across an old Scottish 10 note, you will spot these very stills which appeared on the back of the note for a number of years.
Delicate Vanilla and Citrus flavours