The Macallan 25 Year
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
The Macallan selects European and American oak barrels, dry them for 2 years then send them to Spain. Once there, they have Sherry producers age their Oloroso Sherry in them for 2 more years before they get sent to the distillery for the barrels to be filled. In twenty five years, the angels take more than their share. When you open up a bottle of The Macallan 25, THAT is the special occasion, do not wait for one.
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.
"Despite the age, the nose is quite fresh with just cut apples and oranges. Dark leather, maple syrup, and crushed nuts take over on the palate with wood spices and dried fruit following closely behind. The whisky stays with you for the long haul and is fairly chewy and raisined."