Macallan 8 Year Old Fine Oak Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 8 Year Old Fine Oak 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 Fine Oak series from Macallan was launched in 2004 and featured "triple matured" expressions, vatted from a combination of sherry seasoned European and American oak, and bourbon casks.
The range was rebranded as the Triple Cask is 2018 in order to bring it into line with the distillery's new core range, where it is currently joined by Sherry Oak Cask and Double Cask age-statements.
Nose: Touches of balsa wood, cereal (malt bins/sugar puffs), vanilla white chocolate and turned earth.
Taste: Crisp but with a super-sweet and soft mid-palate. Fizzy and young.
Finish: Quite hot, peppery and short. Malty.
Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.