The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then we have built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.
The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gallic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan - who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400. Farmers had been making whisky on their Speyside farms in the area for centuries, using their surplus barley during the quieter winter months.
An exciting new age statement expression from Macallan that's matured in a combination of American and European Sherry oak for a minimum of 12 years. Here, the proportion of American oak ex-Sherry casks is higher than in the 12 Year Old Sherry Oak, but no ex-bourbon casks are used as they are in the 12 Year Old Fine Oak release.
Country: United Kingdom (Scotland)
Nose: Classic dried fruit territory, if less intense than the Sherry Oak expression. Aromatic butterscotch too.
Palate: Creamy and honeyed with some thick-cut marmalade, cinnamon and warm pastries.
Finish: Fruity with vanilla and sultana.
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old先將新鮮的美國橡木橫跨數千英里運送到西班牙，於西班牙以傳統手工製作成橡木桶，以Oloroso雪莉酒潤桶後，再將這些美國橡木雪莉桶運送回蘇格蘭的酒廠熟成新酒至少十二年的時間。再以熟成狀態臻於完美的西班牙橡木雪莉桶與美國橡木雪莉桶原酒為基底，融合兩種雪莉桶味道。酒色呈現天然麥芽原色，含濃郁果香甜味，是「易入口」的選擇。這是一款適合女生口味的威士忌！