Scotland, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, 40% ABV
This Macallan is an 18 year old aged in oloroso sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. It is made from whiskies distilled in 1990 or earlier. The Macallan 18 Year (Sherry Cask) ABV: 43% Color: Deep caramel brown. Nose: Sherry sweetness and spice, creme brulee. Taste: The sherried sweetness and some spice carry over from the nose. The whisky is big and creamy. A delicate, charred smokiness permeates the dram. More like a wood smoke than the coal smoke of Islay whiskies. Overall: The big, creamy taste that The Macallan is famous for, with an added layer of complexity from the delicate charred smokiness. This is a perfect marriage smokiness and creaminess of the Macallan.