Macallan Ruby 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.

Part of the distillery's now discontinued "natural colour" themed 1824 range, which was produced between 2012 and 2018 and consisted of the Gold, Amber, Sienna and Ruby.
Exclusively matured in sherry oaks casks from Jerez, the 'Ruby' expression is the Jewel in the Crown of the 1824 Series and delivers a rush of ginger, nutmeg, orange and raisin flavours on the palate with their restrained but pervasive sweetness.
Overall a big, bold, fruity sherried Speyside. An instant classic!

    Nose:     Disturbed from a long sleep in a dark and quiet warehouse, European oak piques the nose before reluctantly admitting rich, dried fruits and an edgy trickle of treacle. A hesitant sweetness enters, then oak reasserts itself, burnished and mature.

    Taste:    A rush of ginger, nutmeg and resin herald orange, sultana and raisin with their restrained but pervasive sweetness. Clove is here and gone, leaving oak the undisputed maestro.

    Finish:    The finish is long, lingering and reflective.