Macallan is a very well-known Scottish whisky brand founded in 1824. In 2009 it was reported that Macallan was the world’s third-largest selling single malt, and second largest by value. Today, it is one of the most desired whiskies among collectors. Macallan’s divine whiskies run through a range of costs and maturation time, giving them an extensive collection to be proud of. All Macallan whiskies are made, matured and bottled in Speyside.
The Macallan Distillery
The Macallan distillery in Craigellachie, Moray, produces some of the most desired single malt whiskies in the world.
These whiskies are bottled by the distillery.
Types of Macallan Whisky
The Macallan 10 Year Old Sherry Oak
The Macallan 10 year old sherry oak comes in 70cl bottles and is 40% alcohol. This particular bottle is only matured in sherry oak casks, which come from Spain. This delivers a deep, rich and smooth whisky, with a well-rounded flavour. The rich colour of this whisky is 100% natural, as no artificial or additional colouring is used.
Look: Pale gold
Smell: Hints of toffee with dried fruits and sherry
Taste: Smooth, with a hint of dried fruits, the sweetness from sherry and wood smoke
Finish: Dried fruits, sweet toffee and a hint of wood spice
The Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak
The Macallan 10 year old fine oak also comes in a 70cl bottle and contains 40% alcohol. It is matured in Bourbon and sherry oak casks. This exquisite whisky was not always well-liked when it first came out it caused slight controversy among the faithful sherry oak cask lovers. This whisky is said to have a better chance of selling to a larger percentage of whisky drinkers.
Look: Pale straw
Smell: Hints of fruit and heather honey, complex
Taste: Very soft, balanced with oak and fruit, with a bit of maltiness
Finish: Lingers with hints of oak and fruit
Other types of Macallan whisky
The Macallan Sherry Oak
Double Cask 12-Years-Old
Macallan Fine Oak
The 1824 Masters Series
- Rare Cask
- Rare Black Cask
The Macallan Quest Collection
- The Macallan Quest
- The Macallan Lumina
- The Macallan Terra
- The Macallan Enigma
The 1824 Collection
- Select Oak
- Whisky Makers Edition
- Estate Reverse
As you can see, Macallan have an extensive range of whiskies. It’s not difficult to see why they are one of the most sought-after whiskies in the world. Some of the whiskies listed above are near impossible to get your hands on, whether this is due to the rarity or the cost. No one is likely ever going to taste all of the Macallan whiskies in their lifetime. The Macallan 10 year old is one of the most accessible of all the Macallan whiskies so that’s probably a good place to start.