Whisky Scotch Single Malt, MACALLAN 18 Year Old Sherry Oak, ABV 43% (2020 Release)
Product Number: 16-30332
|APPELLATION / REGION||UK, SCOTLAND, Speyside|
|Tasting Note||The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Years Old forms part of our Sherry Oak range which features a series of single malt whiskies matured exclusively in hand-picked sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez for richness and complexity. A full-bodied palate of mature oak, ginger and raisin flavors is complemented by a light mahogany natural color.|
COLOR: Light mahogany
NOSE: Dried fruits and ginger with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
PALATE: Soft and rich, with hints of spice, clove, orange and toasted mature oak.
FINISH: Lingering with dried fruits, ginger and orange zest.
MATURE OAK. GINGER. RAISIN.
When matured exclusively in Oloroso sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain, our rich, fruity and full-bodied ‘new make’ spirit is transformed into an iconic single malt. Once filled, the maturing spirit remains undisturbed in the same casks for 18 years and is brought together in this rich and complex single malt characterized by mature oak, ginger and raisin flavors.
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points
"This Speyside single malt is matured in Sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, for a minimum of 18 years. The amber spirit has a big, warm caramel flavor, finishing with a touch of sweet honey, bitter chocolate and espresso on the lingering finish. Viscous, creamy mouthfeel."
Whisky Advocate: 91 Points
"Macallan’s 18 year old expression is, for me, the highlight of its regular sherried range. Deep amber in color. The nose is rich and heavily fruited: fruit cake, mulberry, a little moist gingerbread, the bloody depths of molasses. On the palate, dried fruits — more figgy than raisined — while the natural oiliness in the spirit balances the boisterous tannins from the European oak. A singed note on the finish (an extension of the molasses?) completes the picture. Balanced and complex."
"An object lesson in what Sherry does to whisky. A telltale nuttiness appears right on the nose, before spice and fruit join in on the palate, with a sort of chewing gum quality. The nutty notes return in earnest on the meaty finish."
|Food Match||Enjoy with northing added. Add a splash of water to release the flavors. Add ice for a more intense experience of flavours. Add ice and water for the combination of sensation.|