The Macallan Oscuro
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • chocolate
  • rancio
  • currant
  • vanilla
  • biscuit
  • spicy
  • cake
  • cocoa
  • orange

The Macallan

Oscuro (0.75l, 46.5%)
Price $1,554.99

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Character Goatson
A simply beautiful sherried Single Malt, perfectly aged in Macallan’s signature style.

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 whiskey-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.

The Macallan Oscuro has no age statement… and we’re TOTALLY fine with that. For this strictly limited release, Macallan took vintage casks of Single Malt filled across a ten year range — from 1987 through 1997. These lovely Whiskies were reduced to a PERFECT 46.5% ABV, married, and then re-casked to rest for at least six more months before being bottled in 2015. So, theoretically the "youngest possible" component was aged in Sherry casks eighteen years, but there is no way to know for certain across the batches. Thus the lack of a formal age statement. But if that bothers you, then you’re just missing the point entirely. Because this lovely dram in a stunning, artistic decanter is a singular experience unto itself.


Smartass Corner: 
The word "oscuro" in Spanish means "dark." This is to represent the deep amber hue.


*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery The Macallan
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is wondrous, complex, and deep with cocoa, candied oranges, figs, and cream.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It’s an explosion of class and distinction on the tongue with rich notes of milk chocolate, rancio, currants, vanilla cream, shortbread biscuits, and spice cake.

Finish
The finish is long, warm, and addictive.
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  • chocolate
  • rancio
  • currant
  • vanilla
  • biscuit
  • spicy
  • cake
  • cocoa
  • orange
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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