Macallan 18 Year Old 2018 Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak 2018 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.
This version of the 18 year old was the first to debut a new packaging style since 2006, with the long-running shiny purple box retired the previous year. This now joined the classic 12 year old expression as part of the Sherry Oak Cask strain of the Macallan core range.
As of 2016, the Macallan 18 year old has favoured stating the release year over the vintage of the whisky on its label. This version of the 18 year old was the first to debut a new packaging style since 2006, with the long-running shiny purple box retired the previous year.
Nose: Dried fruits and ginger with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
Taste: Soft and rich, with hints of spice, clove, orange and toasted mature oak.
Finish: Lingering with dried fruits, ginger and orange zest.
Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.