Macallan Special Reserve
A Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled by The Macallan distillery, matured in Sherry oak and bottled in the 1990’s.
A very limited release of Macallan with no age statement or vintage and only described as being their 'Special Reserve'. A short-lived alteration to the classic livery.
Tasting Notes: plenty of Sherry notes, figs, dates, raisins, mocha, dark chocolate, coal smoke, marmalade, ginger
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.