Macallan 18 YO Sherry Oak

Single Malt Whisky
43% Alcohol content


Macallan is Speyside’s best known heavyweight. To collectors, no name has the magic of Macallan. Originally, Macallan was only matured in oak sherry casks brought to the distillery from Jerez, Spain. Beginning in 2004, Macallan introduced the Fine Oak series (lighter), with the whisky mellowed in bourbon oak casks as well as sherry ones.


House Style: Big, oaky, resiny sherried, flowery-fruity. Spicy.

Tasting Notes

Taster: Paul Pacult

Nose: Deep notes of toasted chestnut, brown butter, salted butter, and marzipan. Aeration reveals oloroso Sherry in all its dried fruit/raisin/fig glory, but also oak treacle, chocolate fudge, and chocolate covered cherry.


Palate: Fathomlessly deep, rich without being unctuous, sweet without being cloying, and as elegant as any other 18 year old malt whisky around.


Comment: An enduring classic and a benchmark for robust Speysides.


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