The Macallan 21 Year Old Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt

The Macallan's Fine Oak series employs a combination of sherry and bourbon casks for the maturation process. This 86-proof expression has spent 21 years in a combination of American and Spanish oak casks for a complex and rich drinking experience.
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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.

The Fine Oak series was introduced in 2004 and combines ex-sherry with ex-bourbon casks. This expression has spent at least 21 years in a combination of 3 casks, meticulously selected by The Macallan Master of Wood: Spanish & American sherry-seasoned oak as well as American bourbon-seasoned oak. This results in a complex, rich, and intense single malt with notes of vanilla, tropical fruit, spice, and wood smoke.

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Proof 86 (43% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name The Macallan Distillery
Size 750mL
The intense nose opens with rich aromas of vanilla and passion fruit. It's soft on the palate with a richness and spice, along with hints of orange and peat. The finish is satisfyingly long with a touch of wood smoke.
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