Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Wood Distilled 1980 Bottled 1999 700ml with Vintage Box (MC)
It is great to see this rare old bottle of the now famous 18 year old Macallan 1980 with the traditional water colour on the front of the beatifully textured box. This is a Rare and older Vintage style label and box.
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.
Light mahogany. The nose presents dried fruits and ginger with hints of citrus, vanilla, and cinnamon. The palate has rich dried fruits with spice, clove, orange, and wood smoke. The finish is full and lingering with dried fruits and sweet toffee, ginger, and a hint of smoke.
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