MACALLAN 18 Year Old Sherry Oak 2020 Released
The MACALLAN 18 Year Old Sherry Oak 2020 is a rich and complex single malt from the Highlands. Matured in Oloroso sherry seasoned oak casks that originated in Jerez, Spain, the aromas of dried fruits and fiery ginger as well as sweet vanilla and warm cinnamon is just one of the signs of a really good single malt.
The Macallan Scotch prides itself on having certain marks of distinction for each of its whisky. Over the years, the Macallan has built a reputation for being one of the best whisky brands in the world. Its reputation for being extraordinary is characterised by the exceptional oak casks for which this whisky brand is known for.
Since its establishment in 1824, Macallan whiskey has been known for its commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit. Creating the 18 year old Macallan is no different. The oak casks are sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eye of Master of Wood. These hand picked casks are then delivered to the exact, demanding specifications of the Macallan Whisky Mastery Team.
As the oak has to be of the highest quality and is what makes the Macallan 18 year old Scotch what it is, its contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours are unmatched at the heart of this single malt whisky.
Once the casks are filled, the spirit remains in it for the necessary period of time, years in fact, in this case, 18 years, before it is deemed worthy of being called a Macallan. This Scotch is brought together in a rich and complex single malt characterized by mature oak, ginger and raisin flavours.
The colour of a Macallan 18 year old is au-naturel – light mahogany and extremely pleasing to the eye. On the nose, hints of dried fruits and ginger with hints of vanilla and cinnamon waft through the scotch glass, enticing whisky drinkers to take a sip.
The 18 year old Macallan Scotch tastes soft yet rich. Hints of spice, clove, orange and a distinct toasted mature oak can be tasted on the palate. This single malt Scotch whisky has a lingering finish with hints of dried fruits, ginger and orange zest.
There are a few ways to enjoy a Macallan 18 year old Sherry Oak 2020. The Macallan distillery itself recommends two methods – the ‘18 years old ice ball’ and cocktail ‘sherry and share alike’.
The 18 years old ice ball is inspired by Japanese cocktail culture whereby bartenders would hand-carve ice balls to create sculpted spheres that would melt slowly. When drinking a Macallan year old single malt Scotch, using an ice ball that would melt slowly whilst chilling your whisky (yet releasing less water), preserves the integrity of the single malt and all its remarkable flavours.
The sherry and share alike, on the other hand, allows the single malt drinker to experience the flavors of sweet raisin against the tartness of fresh lemon and crispness of Spanish cava.
The 18 year old Macallan Scotch price is currently at approximately RM1,335. Grab a bottle today!