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Macallan 18 Years Old 1990 70cl 43°

• Volume0.7 L
• Net Weight0.7 kg
• ABV43 °
• TypeSingle malt
• DistilleryThe Macallan
• CountryScotland
• RegionSpeyside
• Vintage1990
• Age18 years
• MaturationSherry
• PeatNon Peated
• Reference :39128
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The Macallan distillery works with a traditional, low yield barley named "Golden Promise". The whisky is distilled in very small stills (spirit stills), producing low quantities of spirit but with a high concentration of flavours.

One of the Macallan characteristics is its unique maturation in Sherry casks only, where the whisky gains its legendary smoothness.

All these elements account for a rich, complex whisky, with an amazing balance between wood aromas and fruity, spicy and vegetal notes. Macallan is a superb spirit, extremely enticing, ideally served as a digestive.

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.

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Macallan 18 Years Old 1990 70cl 43°

Macallan 18 Years Old 1990 70cl 43°

Macallan 18 Years Old is a flavoursome, well-sherried whisky of superb balance.

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Colour: coppery with golden glints.

Nose: rich and subtle. Opens on mirabelle plums and honey, with notes of walnuts, pine and charcoal. Balances between Indian and Middle-East spices, wrapped up in tangerines and a lovely Sherry flavour.

Palate:  silky, with liquorice and caramel, dried apricots and roasted hazelnut. Vegetal notes bring a touch of freshness with floral scents of lilac and peonies.

Finish: long and creamy. Quite sherried, yet allowing apricot, incense and redcurrant flavours to rise slowly.

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