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.
The 2021 expression reveals sweeter flavour notes of gingerbread, fruit jellies and marzipan and provides an ideal platform for a refreshing whisky cocktail.
A single malt matured in an exquisite union of oak casks, this single malt was carefully crafted by the Whisky Mastery Team to showcase the role of ex-bourbon American oak casks in our portfolio.
The expression perfectly combines sweet lightness brought by these casks with depth and complexity from The Macallan’s renowned sherry seasoned American oak casks, to uncover a new, uniquely heightened flavour experience.
ABV : 51% Volume: 700ML
Colour: Golden oak and 100% natural
Aroma: Orange zest and oil, fresh vanilla, and ginger with notes of fruit jellies and marzipan
Palate: Fresh oak, gingerbread, vanilla custard, and cinnamon