The Macallan 1824 series has been created to showcase the beautiful range of natural colour found in our whiskies – each expression becoming increasingly darker and more complex. Bob Dalgarno, The Macallan Whisky Maker, has hand picked individual 100% sherry oak casks to deliver the rich colour that distinguishes this expression – a single malt of exemplary character & flavour.
The Macallan’s Six Pillars
No1: The Spiritual Home
Easter Elchies House proudly watches over the distillery in Speyside, Scotland. Built in 1700, this Jacobean manor house is The Macallan’s spiritual home.
No2: Curiously Small Stills
The Macallan’s curiously small and uniquely shaped copper stills help concentrate the flavour of the “new make” spirit.
No3: The Finest Cut
The Macallan takes one of the finest new make spirit “cuts” of any distillery in Scotland – typically a mere 16%.
No4: Exceptional Oak Casks
The Macallan 1824 Series is exclusively matured in sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain. These casks are filled with aged sherries and left to mature before receiving our new make spirit.
No5: Natural Colour
The interaction of spirit and wood alone delivers the variety of rich natural colours that distinguish The Macallan range.
No6: Peerless Spirit
The Macallan is celebrated far and wide by experts and discovering drinkers as the world’s most precious whisky.
Whisky Maker’s Notes
This amber spirit is polite, almost apologetic at first, with a floral, citrus sweet nose that gains presence, commanding a chorus of sweet vanilla notes over freshly harvested grain. Raisin, sultana and cinnamon look on as toffee apples and candy floss step into the limelight. On the palate, fresh green apples and lemons mingle with cinnamon. Ginger notes hover as fruit takes over, with subtle oak lingering in the wings. The finale is light to medium, with soft fruits and cereal, slightly dry.
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*Info taken from bottle