The Macallan 17 Year Old Fine Oak
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  • sweet sherry
  • oak
  • woody
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • orange zest
  • citrus
  • jasmine
  • mango

The Macallan

17 Year Old Fine Oak (0.75l, 43%)
Price $332.99

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Character Goatson
Macallan Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt 17 Year is as good as any in the world — refreshing and brisk, almost cooling, and perfect to sip on a summer evening. 
 
The Macallan is one of the "Big 3" distilleries in Scotland, and, fortunately for us, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. A recent change in UK labeling laws aced them out of their "Speyside" designation. But just because the Lords and Ladies of British Parliament gerrymandered the "official" boundaries doesn’t mean whiskey-lovers have to pay any attention. We consider them a Spey in all the best ways. 
 
The Macallan was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. And The Macallan has been schooling other Whiskies ever since. Their innovations and achievements are far too numerous to list here — including setting the record price ever paid at auction for a single bottle of Scotch. They produce a wide and deep range of Single Malt Whiskies and every single one of them is as good as any in the world. 
 
Have you tried the Macallan Fine Oak range yet? If you are a fan of The Macallan — and there are a lot of us — you might expect the Fine Oak series to share the darker color and sweet Sherry character of their core single-malt. Macallan Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt 17 Year is the same, but different, and it is a difference to savor. 
 
The entire Macallan Fine Oak line is "triple wood" aged — meaning that they blend their signature malt aged in three cask types: the traditional Spanish Sherry casks,  American Bourbon barrels, and American oak Sherry casks. This results in a Whisky that is a bit less sweet and is lighter in color than it’s better-known siblings. And the 17YO is one of the most highly regarded of the line — refreshing and brisk, almost cooling and perfect to sip on a summer evening. So if you haven’t tried Macallan Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt 17 Year yet, what’s stopping you? 

 
Smartass Corner
The "Big 3" distilleries in Scotland are #1 Glenlivet, #2 Macallan, and #3 Glenfiddich. Together, they produce nearly 20 million bottles of Whiskey per year — mostly used in their individual single-malt offerings. 
 
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Appearance / Color
Medium Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Jasmine and mango. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Ginger, citrus, vanilla, and toasted raisin bread.
 
Finish 
Refreshing orange zest and lingering baking spices. 
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  • sweet sherry
  • oak
  • woody
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • orange zest
  • citrus
  • jasmine
  • mango
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Character Dogson
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.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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).
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.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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Character Dogson
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.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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).
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.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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