Macallan 1987 Carn Mor 28 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 1987 Carn Mor 28 Year Old 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.
This whisky was distilled on 13th April 1987 and aged in single ex-Sherry hogshead #3330 before being bottled in October 2015.
This is a Black Gold bottling, the heavily-sherried single cask sub-category of Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers' Carn Mor label. Formerly Morrison & Mackay, they are a Perth-based company producing a number of whisky liqueurs as well as independent single malts and blends, including the popular recently revived Old Perth. In 2017 the firm completed the construction of the Aberargie distillery in the town of the same name.
One of 240 bottles.
Nose: Gradually fruity-sweet and develops notes of prunes, apples, cherries and white chocolate. In the background slightly spicy sandalwood can be recognized. Sweet notes of chocolate, marzipan (almond), mirabelles and liquorice.
Taste: Light to medium body, which is characterized by velvety, mildly spicy wood notes. Sweet - malty with blossom honey, mirabelle plums, some coffee and cherry.
Finish: Long, slightly glowing finish with fine-spicy wood notes and sweet malt.