The Macallan Enigma
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  • oak
  • cinnamon
  • sweet
  • dried fruit
  • vanilla
  • pear
  • ginger
  • spicy
  • woody

The Macallan

Enigma (0.7l, 44.9%)
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It’s no secret: this is a Sherried pinnacle.
 
Macallan is one of those companies one associates with hedonism, opulence and redefining luxury. In existence since 1824 and older than revolvers, they have some mileage of experience in their holster, and a taste for unrepeatable Spirits to match. Macallan is the apex purveyor of finer things, the Lebron James of distilleries, so it was no surprise when they released a sumptuous Scotch with a hue of a Spanish sunset, and it turned out to be nothing less than splendid.
 
Macallan’s Enigma is one-fourth of the Quest collection, together with Quest, Lumina and Terra. It’s exclusively drawn from European oak Sherry seasons casks, and its character is exactly what one expects: rich, intense, Sherry-forward, oak-driven excellence of Speyside. Enigma means ‘mystery’, but it’s no secret a combination of premium Scotch and Jerez de la Frontera casks is a triumph.
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Appearance / Color
Spanish sunset
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mature oak on the nose reveals notes of dried fruits, sweet pears, cinnamon and vanilla.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex and deep palate opens with flavors of dried fruits and wood spices, and closes with ginger, cinnamon and oak.
 
Finish
Long, lingering and unforgettable.
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  • oak
  • cinnamon
  • sweet
  • dried fruit
  • vanilla
  • pear
  • ginger
  • spicy
  • woody
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Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
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
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
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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