caramel
oak
creamy vanilla
sherry
fruit
floral
bitter
honey
malty
Spiral The Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak

The Macallan

10 Year Old Fine Oak

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Pale Yellow
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Oaky and fruity with hints of vanilla
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Lemons and apples burst alongside caramel and a heavier oak flavour
 
Finish
Lingers on the wood with a subtle caramel sweetness"
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Small stills, BIG Scotch.

The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher, in Craigellachie, Moray. Macallan is one of the first legally licensed distilleries in Scotland, one of the World's most cherished Single Malts, and the second best-selling Single Malt in the World.

What plays a big part in their success is the fact that they use curiously small stills, the smallest in Speyside in fact. The unique shape and size gives their liquid gold maximum contact with the copper, contributing to the new make spirit and delivers those rich, fruity and full-bodied flavours that are characteristic of The Macallan. These stills are so famous, in fact, that they have appeared on the back of a Bank of Scotland  £10 banknote, how about that. Also interesting is that they take only 16% of the final distillation from the stills to fill their casks. And they uses mostly Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain.

Matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks, this is a fantastic malt from a world-renowned distillery. This is a complex and light expression, bringing together bold floral flavours with dull herbs and tangy fruits. The flavours of the barrel are also present, with a malty wooded undertone playing up the delicate floral notes. A caramel sweetness lasts throughout and ties together the wood and the fruit perfectly.

  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    The Macallan
  • Bottler
    The Macallan
  • Age
    10 Year Old

The Macallan

10 Year Old Fine Oak

(0.75l, 40%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak
sarah
Much better 10s out there. Love their process and tradition, don't love this particular output
James
Just as suspected. Clean and crisp with hints of oak.
Shana
Adore and craving more - this MacAllan is, by far, my favorite semi-affordable-price-range Speyside single malt scotch. I could not ask for a more harmonious, intriguing, and delightful flavor spiral in nose, palette, and finish. The burn is timed perfectly, the spice, hints of sweet cherry, and a bit of smoked barrel, are divinely combined and unfolded on the palette. Once you've tasted it, it makes it rather challenging to go back to any single malt scotch that's a bit more budget-friendly.
anonymous
Way over priced. It lost a few stars for that.
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