On the nose, toasted almond, tangerine and dried cherries mingle with more serious notes of peat smoke, toasted earth and oats. Generous and honeyed on the palate with light brown sugar, vanilla, and a subtle smokiness making an appearance before a powerful finish.
Delightful aromas of tangerine zest, toasted oak, baked cherries, peat, vanilla and undertones of white flower and smoke lift the spirit from the glass. In the mouth it is rich and honeyed with notes of brown sugar, tangerine, smoke and vanilla. Delicate flavors of dark cherry are also present. The finish is wonderfully intense and sweet.
The Macallan is a brand of single malt Scotch whisky first distilled in 1824 at The Macallan Distillery near Easter Elchies House, at Craigellachie, in Moray. The Macallan is currently distilled and bottled by The Macallan Distillers Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Edrington Group which purchased the brand from Highland Distillers in 1999. The distillery produces a number of expressions in its core Sherry Oak series, the most generally available being the 12-year-old, although the 18-year-old is widely distributed, alongside a 10-year-old cask strength expression at 58% ABV. Expensive 25- and 30-year-old versions can also be found.