The 18 year old adds amazing complexity to the 10 year old - a lovely sherried whisky, and a bit of a benchmark for this style. This is an absolute classic and a must-try for anyone learning about malt.
The Macallan Distillery is probably one of the most famous brands in the whisky industry today. The distillery is three miles from Craigellachie which is the heart of the Speyside region. Even though Macallan is located in the heart of Speyside they have labeled it a Highland malt. The distillery was founded in 1824 and was named the ‘Elchies Distillery’. Macallan has 8 wash stills and 18 spirit stills and produces around 8,000,000 litres a year. In 2001 Macallan opened up a new visitor center. The tour that Macallan provides is very in depth and is great if you are just starting out and learning all about whisky. It shows all the processes and the maturation all the way down to microscopic slides so you can understand what happens. It is worth visiting.
Color: Light Mahogany.
Nose: Dried fruits and ginger, with a hint of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon.
Palate: Rich dried fruits, with spice, clove, and orange.
Finish: Full and lingering, with dried fruits and sweet toffee, ginger and a hint of wood smoke.
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