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Macallan is one of the most famous distilleries. They export so much whisky they have been forced to eliminate their popular lower guaranteed age whiskies. For example, the famous 12 is no longer available in the UK.
Another interesting fact is that European oak gives a different colour to the whisky than American Oak. Below is what whisky looks like from year one to bottling at the Glengoyne Distillery
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12 Year Old Double Cask 43% 70cl
Age 12 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 43%
If there is one thing that Macallan is well known for it is their commitment to only using the very best casks to mature their whisky. Their double oak range consists of whiskies which have been matured in sherry seasoned American Oak, as well as sherry seasoned European oak. This combination has create a wonderfully layered and compelling whisky.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee,candied orange and newly felled oak.
Palate: Deliciously honeyed, wood spices and citrus.
Finish: Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.
Note Macallan still thinks of itself as a Speyside Distillery, but the Sassonachs decided to place the distillery in the Highlands by law…
“There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.”
― Raymond Chandler
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