The Macallan 17 Year Old Fine Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Size750mL Proof86 (43% ABV)
This single malt spends at least 17 years in a combination of oak casks: American (sherry & bourbon) and ex-sherry Spanish oak casks, resulting in a complex, aromatic, and well-aged dram that's bottled at 86 proof.

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About The Macallan 17 Year Old Fine Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Introduced in 2004, The Macallan's Fine Oak series showcases the mastery of wood that the distillery is known for. The exceptional oak casks are sourced, toasted, and seasoned under the watchful eye of their Master of Wood to the exact standards and specifications of the Whisky Mastery Team. The Macallan Fine Oak spent its 17 years in a combination of 3 different cask types: sherry and bourbon American oak, and Spanish sherry casks. This makes for a complex, flavorful, and aromatic expression with exotic tropical fruit, jasmine, and citrus notes. This wonderfully mature single malt Scotch is bottled at 86 proof.

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About The Macallan

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 sowed the fields surrounding the rented home with barley and 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. In the slow winter days, Reid would ferment and distill his excess grains into whisky, which was often drunk straight from the still or sold to travelers passing through the town.

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 harvest, the barley is malted and 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. The copper comprising the stills acts as a catalyst and enhances the formation of sweet esters while minimizing impurities such as sulfur. In addition, the curiously small stills — some of "the smallest stills within the Scotch whisky industry," according to production manager Alexander Tweedie — produce a whisky with a heavy, oily flavor. 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 richer whisky.

About Scotch

Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)


Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.


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It's a light amber whisky with an exotic and aromatic nose of floral, jasmine, tropical fruit, and gentle peat notes. The palate is rich with citrus, spice, and wood smoke. The finish is long with a touch of orange.
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