Macallan Edition No 1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Macallan Edition No. 1 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 Macallan Edition No. 1 is the debut expression in the Edition Series. It celebrates The Macallan’s unparalleled oak cask management policy that oversees the entire process from wood sourcing to finished, seasoned, cask.
Showcasing the influence of The Macallan’s exceptional oak casks in the flavour of the whisky, the result is a bold single malt drawn from eight of the finest European and American oak cask styles and sizes.
Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno says to expect hints of orange, apple and dried fruit on the nose, leading into wood spices on the palate supported by nutmeg, cinnamon and hints of dried ginger and toffee and a medium to long and lingering finish. A distinctive limited edition drawn from eight of the finest European and American oak cask styles.
Nose: Orange, apple and dried fruit notes with a vibrant and rich aroma. Vanilla, toffee and chocolate underlay oak overtones.
Taste: Warming wood spices open followed by nutmeg, cinnamon, hints of dried ginger and toffee. Fruit appears later - fresh and balanced with fresh oak.
Finish: Soft and lingering.
Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.