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A limited edition of The Macallan’s signature Sherry-infused style arrives from deep in the warehouses at 52.5%.
Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the "Big 3" Single Malts in Scotland. Fortunately, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. A change in UK labeling laws aced them out of their "Speyside" designation. But just because the British Parliament gerrymandered the "official" boundaries doesn’t mean Whisky-lovers have to pay any attention.
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.
Have you ever had an "average" dram from The Macallan? We haven’t. Every sip from every bottle we’ve sampled over the last forever years has been great. And this is no exception.
The Macallan Classic Cut 2019 Limited Edition is the third in the series. This one clocks in a 52.9% ABV — one full notch higher than the previous year’s edition. There is no age statement (they cleverly use the word "timeless"), but not to worry. This is 100% pure Macallan Single Malt — some of their best casks — aged exclusively in that gorgeous Sherry-seasoned wood. And our sense of it is that it’s a blend of different vintages. Fine by us because this dram is lovely to the last. And, of course, there is no artificial stuff added.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is powerful with blasts of candied oranges, rancio, nutmeg, and roasted nuts.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
With just a drop of water and a few minutes wait a wonderful palate blooms of gingerbread, orange zest, toasted oak, and vanilla.
The finish is different for everyone, but to our palate the finish is rich and lightly sweet with a sultana essence.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in The Macallan Classic Cut 2019 Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.