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Beautifully balanced and elegant. The Macallan Single Highland Malt Scoth Whisky is admired by conniseurs worldwide as"...a Roos-Royce amongst malts." ( Harrods Book of Malt Whiskies.
Rich, choclaty, concentrated nose with overlying, spicy, Sherry resonance. Very tangy, rounded and together. Sweetness develops on tongue but concentration is so great that usually a little water is needed to release the full spectrum of flavor and aroma. Lovely fleshy, malty core and vivid peat-smoke surround.
The Macallan was one of the first Highland distilleries to take out a licence in 1824, since when it has been distilled by generations of craftsman on a small estate over looking the River near Craigellachie.
The key to understanding The Macallan lies in the Company's total dedication to quality and attention to detail. A purposefully tradtionalist distillery, no shor cuts are taken in time, investment and production of "the best glass" (Kingles Amis). Alongside its unusally small handbeaten copper stills, The Macallan is perhaps best known for its insistence on sherry aging.
The Macallan malt whisky is matured excluvisely in sherry oak casks from the bodegas of Jerez, Spain. The Spanish oak casks are hand-picked annually then seasoned for three years with the finest Oloroso and fino sherries. Shipped unbroken to Speyside they are filled with ne Macallan spirit and "sleep" for a mandatory 10 years while the cask inparts The Macallan's distinctive mellow flavor and rich golden color.
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