Macallan 12 Year Old Gran Reserva Single Malt Whisky

The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then, Macallan has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.

The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gaelic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan - who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400. Farmers had been making whisky on their Speyside farms in the area for centuries, using their surplus barley during the quieter winter months.

The Macallan 12 Year Old Gran Reserva is one of the richest, darkest, and most delicious 12-Year-Olds to come out of the hugely famous Speyside distillery.

The whisky was created to celebrate the expertise and mastery of the distillery and their dedication to maturing their whisky in only the finest Oloroso sherry oak casks available.
Expect deep and rich notes of sherried fruits, dark chocolate, and a range of spices in this rare and collectible dram.

As it was released for the Japanese and Taiwanese markets, this is one that is hard to come by today, making it the perfect addition to any collection.

    Nose:    Thick sherry, dark fruits, raisins.

    Taste:    Plum jam, orange, sweet sherry, chocolate, grapefruit, cashew nuts.

    Finish:    Medium length, little oak, fruity and spicy end.

Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.