The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
The Macallan Enigma was launched in early 2018 as part of the Macallan Quest Collection, exclusively available for travel retail. One of four expressions in the series, The Macallan Enigma aged exclusively in European oak sherry-seasoned casks from one cooperage in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeEuropean oak sherry-seasoned casks
"Immediately this is very oak-forward, with oak shavings, menthol and cough syrup starting things off. There's a hint of balsamic, as well as almond paste, apricot and ginger. The palate showcases raisins, as well as honey and dried apricots, but the oak is still very dominant. Ending on spices and a hint of milk chocolate."