The Macallan 10 Year Sherry Oak
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
The Macallan pride themselves for the quality of their Sherry casks. Indeed, they invest in tree farms from both America and Europe to control the quality of the oak in which the sherry produced by their partner in Spain will age, before the cask is considered ideal for whisky aging and travels to Scotland. Quite an investment! This is the case for their luxury limited editions as well as for this 10 YO. Although this one has a rising price since they stopped the production in favor of the 1824 Series.
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.
"On the nose this Macallan is quite interesting, with notes of raisin, cacao dark truffle, cinnamon, and pink peppercorn spices. In mouth it is mellow, smooth and gentle, but also rich and fruity. The range of fruits is wider than on the nose, with the addition of prunes and dry apricot, while the spices are now turning into gingerbread and the cacao into less dark chocolate. Always tasty, this 10YO is a classic."