The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak 1997 Edition

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.

This is a 1997 vintage expression of Macallan matured for at least 18 years in selected Sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain.

Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard. Box is not included.


    Nose:    Raisins, dark berries, spices, sherry, wood, really heavy oak.

    Taste:    Delicate, balanced, creamy, fruity, forest honey, raisins, dried fruit, sherry, spices, strong oak, very noble, complex.

    Finish:    Long, mild, spicy, with aftertaste of sherry and honey.