The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This solid 12 Year is a part of The Macallan’s Sherry Oak range. Matured in seasoned oak casks sourced from Jerez.
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The Macallan has been known for its unsurpassed commitment to the mastery of wood and spirits since its establishment in the 1824. A showcase of this, the 12 Year Old Sherry Oak is a part of The Macallan’s Sherry Oak range, featuring a series of single malt whiskies matured exclusively in hand-picked sherry seasoned oak casks sourced from Jerez. A result of twelve years in Oloroso Sherry-seasoned oak casks, this rich and complex whisky delivers rich wood spice, opulent vanilla and dried fruits as well as a natural rich gold color.

Situated on a ridge above the banks of the River Spey, the Easter Elchies House has been the spiritual home of The Macallan for over three centuries. In 1820, Alexander Reid began renting the home from Sir Lewis Grant of Grant. Reid was a farmer, and soon after he sowed the fields surrounding the home with barley, Reid established the first licensed distillery on the estate, which he named Macallan after an ancient church that had been destroyed by fire during the 15th century.

Today, the Macallan Estate encompasses 370 acres, 95 of which are devoted to the production of the Macallan Estate's Minstrel barley (a single acre produces about 2.5 tons of barley each year, enough to yield 1,800 bottles of The Macallan). In addition, the distillery contracts with farmers to purchase barley that is low in nitrogen and high in starch, resulting in a rich and oily whisky.

After the barley is harvested in late August and early September, it is malted before being mashed in one of The Macallan's two mash tuns, a process that takes between four and eight hours. Then, the barley is fermented with a specially cultured yeast before being distilled twice through The Macallan's copper-pot stills.

Following distillation, The Macallan distillers remove the heads and tails of the whisky and collect approximately 16% of the spirit to fill into casks for maturation. This "cut," which is among the highest of any Scottish distillery, results in a more full-bodied and rich whisky.

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Proof 80 (40%ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name The Macallan Distillery
Size 750mL
The nose is complex with hints of vanilla. The palate is smooth and medium balanced with oak, fruit, and spice. The finish is lingering with sweet dried fruit, oak, and spice.
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