Macallan 1985, 18 years old, Sherry oak
A Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled in 1985, matured in Sherry Casks from Jerez and bottled in 2003 at 18 years old and 43% ABV.
Distilled and bottled by The Macallan Distillery.
The 1985 vintage was one of 6 releases presented in tube packaging, all featuring the famous Sara Midda watercolours of Easter Elchies house.
Tasting Notes: acacia honey, dried fruits, plums, prunes, figs, spices, molasses, brown sugar, pipe tobacco, milk chocolate, little raisins.
Located on the banks of the Spey River, The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824, and until 1980s was primarily a component in blended Scotch whiskies.
The Estate has 37 hectares of Barley farm which are used in the production of whisky. In 2018 the new distillery was concluded and it now counts with a modern facility with 12 washes still and 24 spirit stills.
The Macallan house style traditionally tended towards rich, fruity whiskies. This was a result of exclusively using Sherry casks to mature the spirit, but since 2004, Bourbon casks have also been used.
The Macallan nowadays belong to the Edrington Group, which also owns Glenrothes, Famous Grouse, Highland Park among others.