Macallan The Archival Series - Folio 3

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 2018, "Folio 3" is the 3rd release in the Archival Series, and is presented in a tin book style package, which includes a hardback book. The illustration on the front is from Punch magazine from a Victorian edition.

    Nose:   A mountain of nice toffee, nougat, Manuka honey, some apple juice, white and milk chocolate , marzipan.

    Taste:    Lots of sweet honey, grated ginger, a hint of camphor, concentrated apple, a hint of lemon, a hint of grapefruit, cocoa, some grass, hazelnut, almonds, a hint of cherry.

    Finish:    Apple chips, apple peel, grasses, toffee, ginger, short to medium length.