Macallan Fine Oak Masters' Edition 2007

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 Master's Edition was originally launched to travel retail in 2007 as part of the distillery's The 1700 Series. When the line was discontinued in 2009, this expression became part of the core range as its entry level Fine Oak product.
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 in 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:     Pleasantly set in the nose. Sweet but dark honey. Pronounced fruit note, most likely mandarin. A bit of acidity that suggests oak and leather.

    Taste:    Light and elegant. Less fruity than the nose. Pleasant oak tones. A little chocolate, sour tones are back with leather. Light fur on the tongue.

    Finish:    Short and mild. The wood tones linger.

Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.