The Macallan Classic Cut 2017 Edition 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 is the first edition of the Classic Cut series, launched in 2017. The expression takes its name from the third of Macallan's six pillars, known as the "finest cut," in reference to their selection of only the most superior quality spirit from their stills.
The 2017 edition showcases a single malt matured solely in hand-picked American and European oak oloroso sherry barrels from Jerez, Spain.

    Nose:    Creamy vanilla custard, sweet ginger and fresh sweet oak.

    Taste:    Caramel, hints of orange zest and a warming nutmeg spice.

    Finish:    Satisfyingly long, with a warming oak and a sweet mouth coating.

Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.