Macallan 18 years old Sherry Oak 70cl 43 °
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.
This Macallan has matured for 18 long years exclusively in old oak barrels from Jerez, Spain. These barrels impregnated with Sherry Oloroso and handpicked give them great richness and great complexity.
The round mouth reveals a rich expression of notes of ripe oak, ginger and raisin.
It is an exceptional Single Malt, one of the greatest successes in the whisky world.
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.