The Macallan Select Oak Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
What the Distillery Says:
Select Oak is crafted from an exceptionally wide and unique combination of five cask types, delivering extraordinary smoothness, remarkable sweetness and depth.
Nose: Vanilla, butterscotch and a hint of damson
Palate: An effortless balance of vanilla and sweet spice
Finish: Medium sweet and luxuriously long
What Richard Says:
Nose: Rich sherry with a bit of vanilla cream and treacle sweetness.
Palate: Creamy with a cinnamon vanilla sweetness.
Finish: The sherry is heavier on the finish than either the palate or nose. There’s lingering wood and that Big Red type of cinnamon spiciness.
Comments: This expression is the entry level bottling for Macallan’s Travel Retail exclusive 1824 Collection. I enjoy it much more than the Whisky Maker’s Edition. It’s very easy to drink and pleasant. It doesn’t require deep contemplation but rather is a great setting/mood multitasker.
Rating: Stands Out