Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak 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 Sherry Oak 12 Year Old is matured exclusively in hand-picked sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez, adding richness and complexity.
A matured character, the 12 Years Old delivers rich wood spice and dried fruits and a natural rich gold colour.
Nose: Vanilla with hints of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke.
Taste: Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with wood smoke and spice.
Finish: Long with sweet toffee, dried fruits, lingering wood smoke and spice.