The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$2,221.99

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Size750mL Proof86 (43% ABV)
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.

This product is available in: CT Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.

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Note:  Once an order has been safely & successfully delivered, we do not accept returns due to change of heart or taste. Due to state regulations, we cannot accept the return of alcohol purchased by a customer in error.

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About The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 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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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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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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