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Macallan 20 Year Old Albert Watson's Masters Of Photography

Macallan 20 Year Old Albert Watson's Masters Of Photography
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Macallan 20 Year Old Albert Watson's Masters Of Photography

A very rare 20 year old Speyside malt from Macallan that was bottled as part of their Masters of Photography series. This is the second release in the series and features a photo book from Albert Watson picturing the sherry cask and its journey. Included in this stunning presentation set, of which there are only 1000, are 10 photos from the journey that have been reproduced as prints.


  • Volume: 750 ML
  • Category: Vintage & Rare, Single Malts
  • Distillery: Macallan
  • Region: Speyside
  • Age: 20 Year Old
  • ABV: 43.0%
  • Availability: Temporarily out of stock
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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.

The colour is a dark golden amber with a hint of red vibrancy to it. The nose is expressive and full of wonderful, rich aromas - dark dried fruits (think of prunes, figs, raisins and dates - essentially we are talking fruit cake/Christmas pudding), caramel, butterscotch sauce, plenty of spicy wood (imagine cedar wood, cinnamon and nutmeg - the feeling is like polished antique furniture), vanilla and burnt/spiced orange peel. The combination and balance is lovely. On the palate, there is initial sweetness with notes of vanilla, honey and caramel. Then come the darker notes - think of molasses, the dark dried fruits from the nose (especially fig with some cinnamon, which reminded us of panforte cakes from Tuscany), candied and spiced orange peel, coffee, a hint of dark chocolate and some bitter woodiness. The finish is slightly shorter than expected but good. The sweeter notes disappear quickly to leave lovely, warm cocoa, bitter chocolate and cinnamon notes.

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