The Macallan - Sherry Oak Cask - 18 Year - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan imports the majority of all new sherry seasoned oak casks into Scotland from Spain to mature scotch whisky. These are the most expensive of all the cask types used to mature scotch whisky.
Spanish oak, with its open grain and high tannin content, imparts the classic aromas and flavours of dried fruits, spices and chocolate orange. American oak imparts a lighter colour, with sweet, soft aromas and flavours of vanilla and fresh fruits.
The Macallan’s oak maturation casks are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colours and distinctive aromas and flavours of The Macallan. We control the whole journey from forest to cask for both our Spanish and American oak sherry seasoned casks.
- Color: Light mahogany
- ABV: 43%
- Nose: Dried fruits and ginger, with a hint of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon
- Palate: Rich dried fruits with spice, clove, orange and wood smoke
- Finish: Full and lingering with dried fruits and sweet toffee, ginger and a hint of wood smoke