Macallan 1978, Speymalt by Gordon & MacPhail
A Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled in 1978, and bottled in 2000 at 22 years old and 40% ABV.
Distilled by The Macallan distillery, selected, matured and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail (independent bottler).
Tasting Notes: Dried fruit, sweet spices, citrus, vanilla, oak
Gordon & MacPhail is an independent bottler and distiller of Scotch Whisky, founded in 1895. They have been bottling single malt whiskies for over 115 years, and now bottles over 350 different expressions from around 70 distilleries. It is a family business owned by the Urquhart Family
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.