The Macallan 50 Year Old 2018 Release
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age 50 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation European sherry oak butt
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • oak
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • orange peel
  • sherry
  • pepper
  • fudge
  • blackcurrant
  • spicy

The Macallan

50 Year Old 2018 Release (0.7l, 44%)

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Taste Five Decades of History.

Macallan is shorthand for elegant, and no wonder Mr. Bond loved it. Almost two centuries old distillery has the knowledge, experience, and imagination to pull of some of the greatest expressions on this side of the Solar system. Maybe it’s all in their classified specially cultured barley and state-of-the-art gear; maybe it’s simply magic.

Now, if you’re around since 1824, you can do some impressive things – like releasing a 50-year-old Scotch! The Beatles came out with Hey Jude and we were a year away from moonwalking (not the Jackson’s kind, the real one) when this Spirit started its maturing. Now it’s ready and it’s something we haven’t seen before. Half a century in European sherry oak butt brought out only the best in this Macallan – rich and complex color, lush vanilla-forward fruity and spicy flavors, and just the right amount of peat. Truly, history in a bottle. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age 50 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation European sherry oak butt
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Vivacious amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Spicy wood vanilla opening with notes of blackcurrant and a rich peaty background.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet oak vanillas, toffee and fudge, followed by pepper corns and orange peel.

Finish
Long, slightly dry and peaty finish with a luxurious viscous coating. 
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  • oak
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • orange peel
  • sherry
  • pepper
  • fudge
  • blackcurrant
  • spicy
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Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Macallan is a popular choice among the younger Whisky drinking crowd and they do a lot of marketing activities to keep in touch with them. In 2016, they created a Facebook chatbot that answered questions about the brand and its Whiskies.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
The Macallan Speyside estate is the only distillery ground in Scotland where you can fish for atlantic salmon. It sits right on the River Spey and from February to September is the perfect location for some salmon fishing.
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.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Macallan is a popular choice among the younger Whisky drinking crowd and they do a lot of marketing activities to keep in touch with them. In 2016, they created a Facebook chatbot that answered questions about the brand and its Whiskies.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
The Macallan Speyside estate is the only distillery ground in Scotland where you can fish for atlantic salmon. It sits right on the River Spey and from February to September is the perfect location for some salmon fishing.
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.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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