Macallan Oscuro / 2017 Release 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.

Launched in 2010, this was originally the premium offering from the Macallan travel retail 1824 series, not to be confused with the other 1824 series that they marketed between 2012-2018. The travel retail version was replaced with the Quest Collection in 2017.
The Macallan Oscuro was created using whisky distilled between 1987 and 1997 and in true Macallan fashion is full of plenty of sherried characteristics. The Macallan Oscuro is drawn exclusively from oak casks seasoned with Oloroso Sherry. An exceptionally high proportion of these are first fill, which endow the whisky with a rich, deep colour and intense flavour.

    Nose:     Ripened woodland fruits, dark chocolate, orange, creamy vanilla.

    Taste:    Delicate fruits, rich sweetness and spice. Dried figs, ripe oranges and a hint of crisp apples.

    Finish:    Full and lingering with a hint or warming wood smoke.

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