The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 Year Old
40% ABV/80 Proof
$40 (this bottling is not available in the U.S.)
What the Distillery Says:
The Macallan Sherry Oak is exclusively matured for a minimum of 10 years in Spanish oak casks, handcrafted and sherry seasoned in Jerez, Spain. This delivers a classic Macallan style, wonderfully rich in colour with dried fruits, spice, and chocolate orange
Nose: A hint of sweet toffee balanced with dried fruits and sherry
Palate: Smooth, with dried fruits, sherry sweetness, and wood smoke
Finish: Dried fruits, with sweet toffee and a hint of wood spice
What Richard Says:
Nose: A bit of sherry but more subdued (as expected) compared to it’s stablemates. Also, there is a lot of black tea and heavy cream.
Palate: Just as cream as the Fine Oak but not as sweet. There is a lot of sherry and some butter cookies too.
Finish: Very long. Compared to the Fine Oak this finish goes on forever. It’s very malty and bread like with a good bit of oak and spice.
Comments: This entry level Macallan expression isn’t available in the United States. Our ranges starts with the 12 year old. Why? I don’t know. It’s pleasant enough but at pricing similar to the 12 Year Old I’d suggest picking that one up instead.