Macallan Easter Elchies Black 2020 Release 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 Easter Elchies series was originally launched in 2005 and the yearly bottling ran until 2013 before being discontinued. In 2018 it was revived to celebrate the incredible up-scaling at the distillery which saw the installation of 36 new copper stills in a new subterranean home, bringing the possible production capacity of 12,000 litres of spirit.  The bottling takes its name from the famous manor house at the distillery which was built in 1700 from locally quarried sandstone and has become known as the Spiritual Home of this world famous malt.
This 2020 release was the third and final instalment of the Easter Elchies Black trilogy.

    Nose:   Smoked toffee, orange, raisin and oak spice with an aniseed and sweet ginger warmth, walnuts, and a gentle herbal note.

    Taste:    Warming ginger and cinnamon, polished oak, smoked orange peel and an herbal whisper.

    Finish:    Sweet and smoky, peat lingers with cardamom chocolate creaminess.