sweet sherry
oak
woody
spicy
vanilla
jasmine
citrus
orange zest
mango
Spiral The Macallan 17 Year Old Fine Oak
The Macallan
17 Year Old Fine Oak
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Medium Amber.   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Jasmine and mango. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Ginger, citrus, vanilla, and toasted raisin bread.
 
Finish 
Refreshing orange zest and lingering baking spices. 
Price:
$259.99
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Macallan Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt 17 Year is as good as any in the world—refreshing and brisk, almost cooling, and perfect to sip on a summer evening. 
 
The Macallan is one of the “Big 3” distilleries in Scotland, and, fortunately for us, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. A recent change in UK labeling laws aced them out of their “Speyside” designation. But just because the Lords and Ladies of British Parliament gerrymandered the “official” boundaries doesn’t mean whiskey-lovers have to pay any attention. We consider them a Spey in all the best ways. 
 
The Macallan was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. And The Macallan has been schooling other Whiskies ever since. Their innovations and achievements are far too numerous to list here—including setting the record price ever paid at auction for a single bottle of Scotch. They produce a wide and deep range of single-malt Whiskies and every single one of them is as good as any in the world. 
 
Have you tried the Macallan Fine Oak range yet? If you are a fan of The Macallan—and there are a lot of us—you might expect the Fine Oak series to share the darker color and sweet Sherry character of their core single-malt. Macallan Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt 17 Year is the same, but different, and it is a difference to savor. 
 
The entire Macallan Fine Oak line is “triple wood” aged—meaning that they blend their signature malt aged in three cask types: the traditional Spanish Sherry casks,  American Bourbon barrels, and American oak Sherry casks. This results in a whiskey that is a bit less sweet and is lighter in color than it’s better-known siblings. And the 17YO is one of the most highly regarded of the line—refreshing and brisk, almost cooling and perfect to sip on a summer evening. So if you haven’t tried Macallan Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt 17 Year yet, what’s stopping you? 
 
SmartAss Corner
The “Big 3” distilleries in Scotland are #1 Glenlivet, #2 Macallan, and #3 Glenfiddich. Together, they produce nearly 20 million bottles of Whiskey per year—mostly used in their individual single-malt offerings. 
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    17 Year Old

The Macallan 17 Year Old Fine Oak

(0.75l, 43%)


7.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Macallan 17 Year Old Fine Oak
Aash
Aash,
Amazing. Wife got it for me for the Holidays and taking my time drinking. Soft subtle. Not harsh
 
Alon
Alon,
As smooth as it gets. A very mild, smooth, easy to sip scotch.
 
Israel
Israel,
Good bottle, a little sharp but nice woody flavor. Not smoky
 
Damaris
Damaris,
Smooth smokey drink. Definitely worth it.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Prohibitively expensive, but a lovely experience with a single drop and allowed to open up in a covered glass for 3 minutes.
 
Tad
Tad,
Good smooth flavor.
 
Derek
Derek,
I liked it, I liked it a lot
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Good for an everyday drink.
 
anonymous
anonymous,
It has a nice warm sense, with a subtle smokiness to it. Very fine scotch If I do say so myself!
 
Allen
Allen,
😁
 
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