Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
This is the new range from Macallan a fantastic new bottle and different whiskies for the new distillery. Macallan are famous for using only the finest sherry casks, something I think everyone can agree they do very well. This whisky uses only sherry casks the European oak sherry casks that are full of rich red fruits and tannins.
Nose: Crisp and sweet. There are notes of sultanas and fresh apple blossom. There is a defined floral note followed by Sherry hints. Calvados emerges with a tropical fruit note and golden syrup.
Palate: Medium-body and quite firm. There are notes of hot pastries and marmalade, sultanas and peels with a developing sweetness from the barley sugar.
Finish: Good length with a solid oaked note.