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Macallan Fine oak 12 y.o. single malt whisky
Macallan! I tasted the first whisky 10 months 1 day ago. I write this article today, on 15.10.2014, but I did the tasting yesterday on the occasion of ten months since the creation of the blog. Why did I choose this particular Macallan? For the simple reason that after the first presentation I got the feeling that something was wrong and that I conducted the tasting immature and inexperienced. So I decided to repeat it, and I think now is the right moment.
Macallan is described as „The Rolls-Royce of single malts“, whatever that means. The distillery itself was founded in 1824, in Moray area, Speyside. Like the most brands, this one also hides something from the times of Gauls in its name. ‘Magh’ meaning a fertile piece of ground and ‘Ellan’, was associated ‘of St Fillan’, an Irish born monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century. Until a few years ago Macallan held third place as the best selling malt overtaken by Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. And before I proceed to my notes to mention something that I find interesting. In 2009 Scotland introduced a regulation concerning the labelling, and in particular which whiskies can be labeled as Speyside whiskies. For this purpose, the whiskies should have come from a certain Speyside area, which however does not include the region around the distillery, located in Moray. Therefore, the labels of the currently produced bottles of The Macallan indicates as its „birthplace“ the Highland area, but everyone knows it as a prominent Speyside single malt. And now is time for my annotation.
Aroma. Delicate, tangible honey, raisins, sherry notes, woody, notes of pears, baked, sweetish, vanilla, vinous note and light pepperness. The taste is dry, at the same time spicy and honey. The aftertaste reminds me of baked cake with a clearly expressed sweetness, dried fruits /apricots/, pineapple, wine and orange peel. In summary, how would I classify it in two words: sweet and mild.