the macallan highland single malt scotch whisky
The macallan highland single malt scotch whisky is at the pinnacle of The Macallan portfolio and a testament to our obsession with sherry-seasoned oak casks, as well as our commitment to natural colour, complex flavors and peerless quality. It is a whisky created for enthusiasts.
The Macallan Highland Single Malt is a Scottish Whisky from the distillery The Macallan, which has been producing whisky since 1824. The Macallan Highland Single Malt is classified as a Speyside single malt and it comes in at 43% ABV (86 proof).
The color of the whiskey is a deep amber brown with a slight red tint to it; this tells us two things: first, that there are quite a few caramelized sugars in here (which we’ll get into more later) and second, that this whiskey has been aged in sherry casks for some time.
The nose on this whiskey is sweet with notes of honey and dried fruit along with some oakiness. There’s also some earthiness around the edges but it’s not overpowering by any means; overall there’s nothing unpleasant about this nose at all!
The nose is rich and complex, with sherry notes of cinnamon, cedar, leather and smoke. The fruitiness of dried apple, banana and pineapple are balanced by nutmeg.
There is a hint of oakiness with rich vanilla creaminess that lingers on the palate for an extended period of time.
The palate is the most complex part of the whisky, with notes of fruit and spice. This is where you’ll find yourself getting lost in the flavor profile, and it’s also the most important aspect of any single malt. In fact, some people will only taste this part of a scotch whisky because it’s where they get their first impressions about what kind of flavors they’ll experience later on in the whiskey (like on their tongue). It’s also worth noting that while some people prefer to savor each sip slowly over time as they go through each layer of taste sensation—like if they were eating an exquisite dessert—others might prefer to quickly take gulps as they drink their dram straight from a glass filled with ice.
The finish of a single malt should be long and lingering. It should be smooth and warm, sweet, spicy, with hints of sherry, oak and vanilla. The combination of these elements creates a complex finish that showcases all the different flavors in this whiskey while still leaving you wanting more.
The Macallan 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is perfect for those who want to start exploring highland single malts but don’t want anything too bold or challenging. It’s also great as an entry-level bottle if you’re looking for something that won’t break the bank yet still has some complexity behind it (and an excellent story about how it was made).
Rare Cask is at the pinnacle of The Macallan portfolio and a testament to our obsession with sherry-seasoned oak casks, as well as our commitment to natural colour, complex flavors and peerless quality. It is a whisky created for enthusiasts.
The Macallan Rare Cask is at the pinnacle of The Macallan portfolio and a testament to our obsession with sherry-seasoned oak casks, as well as our commitment to natural colour, complex flavors and peerless quality. It is a whisky created for enthusiasts.
The Reserve has been specially selected from only 100 casks that represent some of the most exceptional oak used in The Macallan’s history. This means that no two bottles are exactly alike; each bottle has its own story to tell.
Distilled from only malted barley (no other grains are used), carefully matured and bottled at natural cask strength without any chill filtration or added colouring, this is a whisky which has been crafted by hand over many years – making it one of the finest examples available today.*
Our Rare Cask is a whisky created for enthusiasts. We invite you to experience the luxurious, decadent and complex flavours of this incredible single malt scotch with every sip.