Macallan 25 Years Old distillery bottled in Sherry Wood

$2,700 AUD

43% 70 cl

One of the few expressions of any whisky to receive a perfect 100 point rating from the Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago, The 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky has become one of the most sought-after and cherished Macallans in the market today. Aged for a quarter century in sherry-seasoned oak casks, it has a compellingly rich aroma of citrus balanced with cinnamon, sherry and wood smoke. The palate is entirely dried fruit complemented by a long persistent finish of dried fruit and spice.

Official Tasting Notes

One of life’s genuinely incomparable experiences. Deepest mahogany in colour with fiery copper highlights. The nose displays a heady sherry sweetness set against a background of citrus fruits and wood smoke. The intensity of the nose follows onto the rich, full palate, reflecting the additional years of sherry oak ageing. Full bodied with elegant dried fruits, a lingering oak smoke aroma and silky complexity. The finish is full and lingers exceptionally long in the mouth.

This product is located in the United Kingdom.

Distillery

Macallan Distillery

This is the ne plus ultra in Speyside malt whiskies and has set a standard to which many aspire but few succeed.

Sadly, when Alfred Barnard visited the distillery in 1886 he was so unimpressed by it that he dismissed it in seven lines of what was a very heavy tome. Or perhaps he was simply shown the door in the mistaken belief that he was just another carpetbagger from the South! 

This was in sharp contrast to the warmth of the welcome I received when I retraced Barnard’s footsteps 100 years later to be the guest of two of Scotland’s whisky legends – Willie Phillips as managing director and Sandy Curle, the distiller-in- chief at Macallan since 1972. 

Despite Barnard’s neglect, Macallan has a rich history and much of it is recorded in some detail. It is also reflected in how the company has projected itself, not least by representing some of their excellent products against a suitable historic backdrop. Legitimate from 1824 onwards but almost certainly with a darker earlier history, Macallan is a wonderful fusion of tradition and modernity. The latter is reflected in the decision to build a completely new distillery, which went into production in 2017.  We all wait with baited breath to see if it will be a match for its forerunner and it will be a long wait given Macallan’s policy on maturation. However, there is plenty of maturing stock to ensure that interest in, and devotion to the Macallan make does not waiver in the meantime.