The Macallan 18 Year
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
For many, this is the benchmark for luxury in the form of Scotch whisky. Certainly, it wouldn't be out of place in the glass of a gentleman donning a tailored suit awaiting his reservation at a steakhouse. But it is the taste of The Macallan Sherry Series, and the 18 Year in particular, that has opened the Scotch category to a whole new audience of both genders. That's something that Scotch drinkers should celebrate.
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.
"They've brought us some figgy pudding, indeed. Rich dried fruits like figs and dates, some toasted nuts and and a scent of freshly peeled oranges are what you'll find with this whisky. These flavors stay with you for quite some time and eventually turn bitter with some charred smoke from the barrels."