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Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Oak 70cl 40°

Archive Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Oak 70cl 40°
Distillery : The Macallan / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 39178

Sweet, flavoursome, quite appealing, Macallan 12 Years Old has aged in Sherry casks. It is an exceptional whisky, remarkably well-balanced and hallmark of the distillery.

The Macallan distillery crafted this amazing spirit using a low-yield barley known as 'Golden Promise', and very small stills called 'spirit stills', heated on an open flame. Small quantities only are produced but with a high concentration of flavours.

A complete maturation in Sherry casks allows the whisky to develop an incredible roundness and great suppleness, quite impressive for a 12 Year-Old whisky.

12 Year-Old Macallan Sherry Oak is a rich and strong spirit, with a remarkable balance between wood and a spicy fruitiness.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
Net Weight0.7 kg
ABV40 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryThe Macallan
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Age12 years
MaturationSherry
PeatNon Peated
PackagingCase
Reference:39178

The Macallan distillery is nestled on the banks of the river Spey, at the heart of Glenlivet, cradle of the great malts.


Located near Graigellachie, the Macallan distillery obtained its first license to distil thanks to Alexander Reid. It was purchased by James Stewart in 1886 (from Glen Spey distillery) who undertook its reconstruction. In 1892, Roderick Kemp took over the ownership of the old farm distillery. It stayed in the Kemp’s family until 1996. Within 10 years (1965 to 1975), the number of stills at Macallan rose from 6 to 21.


The success, brand and popularity of The Macallan are established on the exceptional quality of production, as Macallan maintained traditional methods of whisky elaboration.


All of The Macallan production comes from the same distillery, which makes it a Single Malt. The Macallan is today the fifth best-selling malt in the world. The six golden rules of The Macallan are the reason why it is today the Rolls of Single Malts, according to the widely recognized Harrod’s Guide.

Colour: coppery amber.

Nose: rich, dry and pleasant, marked by the Sherry influence, vanilla and ginger with an interesting smoke whiff.

Palate: full-bodied, amazingly sweet, with lovely hints of dried fruits and spices. 

Finish: long, beaming, with a caramel sweetness and a dried fruit richness lifted with a smoke puff.