The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet sherry
  • caramel
  • oak
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • milk chocolate
  • figs
  • dried fruit

The Macallan

12 Year Old Sherry Oak (0.75l, 40%)
Price $79.99

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Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the "Big 3" Single Malts in Scotland. Fortunately, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. Their achievements are numerous — including setting the record price ever paid at auction for a single bottle of Scotch. They produce a very broad range of world-class Single Malt Whiskies that have a huge global following.

The Macallan 12 YO Sherry Oak is the core of The Macallan lineup. When you walk into the local pub and simply order a "Macallan," this is what will be poured into your glass — and they are sophisticated enough to keep a quantity of it on hand. It is not "just" finished in Sherry casks. This Speysider is aged its full twelve years in Spanish Sherry wood and for aficionados this particular Whisky defines the Sherried Whisky category. That means you get creamy vanilla notes all day long with dried fruit and warm spice. It is the perfect Whisky to introduce a newbie to the world of Single Malts, but it will also be one of your favorites for life.

Smartass Corner:
The "Big 3" Single Malts are #1 Glenlivet, #2 The Macallan, and #3 Glenfiddich. Together, they produce over 20 million bottles of Whisky per year — the vast majority of which is used in their respective Single Malt offerings.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color 
Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Ginger and dried cherries with vanilla and toasted wood.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Rich, smooth, and sweet with notes of toffee, fig, and spice.

Finish
More toffee and molasses.
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  • sweet sherry
  • caramel
  • oak
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • milk chocolate
  • figs
  • dried fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
It's unknown where the Macallan name comes from, but there are a few possibilities circling around. The most popular one is that it comes from two words in the Gallic language. “Magh” which refers to a fertile piece of ground and “Eilean” which curiously enough means, “of Saint Fillans.” Over time “Magh Eilean” became Anglicised as Macallan.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
It's unknown where the Macallan name comes from, but there are a few possibilities circling around. The most popular one is that it comes from two words in the Gallic language. “Magh” which refers to a fertile piece of ground and “Eilean” which curiously enough means, “of Saint Fillans.” Over time “Magh Eilean” became Anglicised as Macallan.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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