The Macallan was founded in 1824 and was one of the very first distilleries in Scotland that had a legal license. Since its incorporation, The Macallan has built a reputation as one of the world’s best single malt whiskies. Perfected over generations, The Macallan has an outstanding quality and distinctive character.
For centuries, barley has been grown on the land surrounding The Macallan distillery. In the present day, barley is sown in the spring, grows through the summer and harvested in early autumn. The harvested barley is fermented and distilled into whisky during the winter. The cold and wet weather during winter is perfect for cooling water for the stills.
The Macallan 12 is a single malt Scotch whisky that embodies The Macallan brand. The Macallan, which goes beyond the ordinary to create peerless single malts, The Macallan 12 Year old is matured exclusively in Oloroso sherry seasoned oak casks that hails from Jerez, Spain. Under the watchful eye of The Macallan Master of Wood, these hand-picked casks are delivered to the demanding specifications of The Macallan Master Distiller and team. The Macallan 12 sherry oak is an iconic and classic single malt whisky that is matured for an undisturbed 12 years in the said casks, in order to produce the rich and complex flavours.
The flavour of The Macallan 12 year old sherry oak is deliciously smooth, with tastes of rich dried fruits and sherry that is balanced with wood smoke and spices. On the nose, vanilla notes hit you first followed by a hint of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke. The finish is long with sweet toffee and dried fruit flavours mixed with wood smoke and spice.
A recommended way to drink the Macallan 12 year old by The Macallan itself is called the ‘12 years old ice ball’, which is inspired by Japanese cocktail culture. Bartenders will hand-carve ice balls to create sculpted spheres that melt in your mouth. As the ice balls melts, it chills your Macallan single malt and slowly releases less water. Therefore, all the flavours of The Macallan 12 year old are preserved from the start to finish!
Another cocktail recommended to maximize the flavours of The Macallan 12 year old sherry oak is The Sherry Copa. You can also drink it neat and on ice.
A great addition to any bar cart, this single malt Scotch is a favourite for many. Macallan reviews sing the praises of The Macallan 12 year old Sherry Oak. You can also select your drink from other ranges in The Macallan 12, which include The Macallan 12 Double Oak and The Macallan 12 Triple Oak. All three types of The Macallan 12 Scotch whisky are reasonably priced despite The Macallan being a world renowned brand and holding the record for world’s most expensive whisky.
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