Macallan The Archival Series - Folio 2

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 2017, "Folio 2" is the 2nd release in the Archival Series, and is presented in a tin book style package, which includes a USB stick with distillery photographs from advertisement archives. The second in a range of whiskies recreating the old advertising styles of Macallan, the front image is a watercolour image done by Artist Sara Midda, whose works are synonymous with Macallan of the 1990s and early 2000s.

    Nose:   Oak, pepper, coffee, sherry, vanilla, orange.

    Taste:    Lots of sherry, walnuts, fig, marmalade, toffee, honey.

    Finish:    Long. Oak, pepper, coffee.