The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition

The Macallan

Whisky Maker's Edition

(0.7l, 42.8%)


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The distillery manager's darling. 

Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the “Big 3” distilleries in Scotland. Fortunately, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. 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 Whisky Maker's Edition can be hard to find. It was originally a special edition for the travel retail market — available exclusively at international terminals in exotic locations. So if you haven’t seen your passport in a few years, this is a rare chance to scoop up a bottle. It’s called “Whisky Maker’s Edition” after Bob Dalgarno, Macallan’s distillery manager.

Macallan’s famous single malt is aged exclusively in Sherry casks. This one is aged in a mix of Sherry and Bourbon casks so it will be a bit less sweet and a bit more spicy. It is also served up at Bob’s preferred strength — 42.8% ABV — so it is more powerful as well.

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The “Big 3” distilleries in Scotland are #1 Glenlivet, #2 Macallan, and #3 Glenfiddich. Together, they produce nearly 20 million bottles of Whisky per year — the vast majority of which is used in their respective single malt offerings.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside Whisky
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    42.8%
  • Distillery
    The Macallan
  • Bottler
    The Macallan

Flavour Spiral™

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orange zest
spicy
dark chocolate
sherry
marmelade
zesty
roasted coffee
cinnamon
biscuit
What does The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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First-class Whisky is 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

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Honey 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orange marmalade, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and cinnamon

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Thick with ripe pear, walnut bread, orange zest, and cedar wood

Finish
Long with spicy, orange shortbread biscuits
Ratings & Reviews
Gerben
Gerben,
Balanced, great taste, not the best but worth while
anonymous
anonymous,
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anonymous
anonymous,
Gently spiced
Dougie
Dougie,
any idea is a expression or a year whiskey
Peter
Peter,
Great Whisky - totally worth it!! Have already had 4 bottles. Great buy and even cheaper than duty free
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