First launched in 2014, this bottling is one of a long line of high quality, heavily sherried whiskies from Macallan.
This dram does not carry an age statement, and it comprises of both youthful and well aged spirit. 16 different styles of sherry cask are represented in the bottling, with the overall outturn less than 50 sherry butts’ worth of spirit (which represents less than one percent of Macallan’s reserves).
The result is a ludicrously rich and opulent whisky, which pours a deep ruby red. The dram opens with notes of rich vanilla, sultanas and waxy apples, followed by flavours of orange, lemon, kumquat, dark chocolate, oily malt, pears, polished oak, nutty Oloroso sherry, cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, pepper and cloves.
The whisky is presented at 43% ABV, for a touch more complexity and depth.
Beautifully presented with a striking, angular bottle and a handsome red case, this whisky would make a fine centrepiece to any collection.