Macallan 2008 SMWS 12 Year Old 24.153 Single Malt Whisky

'Midsummer night's dream'

This whisky was distilled on 13th October 2008 and has been aged for a total of 12 years in a combination of ex-Oloroso butt and first-fill ex-Oloroso hogshead. Distilled at Macallan distillery and bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS).
Only 335 bottles released.

    Bottler’s notes: This was dark, mysterious and outright scary – banana mummified in a sarcophagus wrapped in linen with the ritual of embalming papyrus with figs, dates and cloves as grave goods. Very smooth, very sweet and very spicy maybe like a Nocino de Noix; a fortified wine with green unripe walnuts picked before the 24th of June, known as St. John the Baptist feast day, also known as the celebration of Midsummer night. Shakespeare in his play let Bottom instruct the actors “eat no onions, not garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath”. In 2018 we combined selected oloroso butts before returning the single malt to a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.