Varietals: 100% barley
Tasting: Nose: Vanilla with hints of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke.
Palate: Sweet raisins, plums and prunes, rich sherry, dark barrel char and soft spice.
Finish: Sweet toffee, dried fruit and lingering spice.
Production: Macallan takes new American oak (NOT ex-bourbon!) and “seasons” it by filling it with sherry for an undisclosed period of time. These “seasoned” American oak sherry casks are then used to age Macallan for at least 12 years. This whisky is then blended with traditional Macallan aged in European oak sherry casks and bottled at 43% ABV for the American market.