The Macallan Classic Cut
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
Released in the fall of 2017, this is a limited edition bottling. It is a no-age statement release aged in oloroso sherry seasoned European and American oak casks. Bottled at 58.4% ABV with all natural color.
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 and American oak former sherry casks
"A surprisingly assertive release from the Macallan, Classic Cut shows what this sherry cask aged malt is capable of when bottled at a higher proof. Notes of almond, candied orange peel, and vanilla present on the palate, with a stiff backbone and lingering woodiness and heat from its 58.4% abv. Very enjoyable on its own and strong enough to take an ice cube, this is a welcome step up in potency from the main Macallan range."