Small stills, BIG Scotch.
The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824
by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher, in Craigellachie, Moray
. Macallan is one of the first
legally licensed distilleries in Scotland, one of the World's most cherished
Single Malts, and the second best-selling
Single Malt in the World.
What plays a big part in their success is the fact that they use curiously small
stills, the smallest in Speyside
in fact. The unique shape and size gives their liquid gold maximum contact with the copper, contributing to the new make spirit and delivers those rich, fruity and full-bodied flavours that are characteristic of The Macallan. These stills are so famous, in fact, that they have appeared on the back of a Bank of Scotland
£10 banknote, how about that. Also interesting is that they take only 16%
of the final distillation from the stills to fill their casks. And they uses mostly Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain.
Matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks, this is a fantastic malt from a world-renowned distillery. This is a complex and light expression, bringing together bold floral flavours with dull herbs and tangy fruits. The flavours of the barrel are also present, with a malty wooded undertone playing up the delicate floral notes. A caramel sweetness lasts throughout and ties together the wood and the fruit perfectly.