Macallan The Archival Series - Folio 5

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 "Archival Series" from Macallan is a limited edition, distillery only release which recreates the old advertising styles of The Macallan.
Released in 2020, "Folio 5" is the 5th release in the Archival Series and features an advertisement depicting a deerstalker cap or "Luggy Bonnet". The wearer is urged to keep the knot tightly fastened securing the earflaps in, in case you were to miss an offer of a dram of Macallan.
As with the previous Folio releases, the bottle is presented with a book inside an elegant book-shaped tin box.

    Nose:   Toffee, few figs, a tick of red apple, a little sulphur in between, red grapefruit, hazelnut, honey, a little flowering meadow and marzipan.

    Taste:    Nutmeg, ginger, red apple, honey, camphor, cardamom, Tick Maggi, grapefruit.

    Finish:    Slightly unripe plums with stones, red apple, wet wood, camphor, medium length.