The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Year
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
The Fine Oak Series is a departure from what The Macallan had been selling (and marketing) for years. Three types of barrels are utilized for aging these whiskies as opposed to using ex Sherry casks exclusively. European and American oak are each seasoned with Oloroso Sherry for two years but they are also using American oak seasoned with bourbon as well.
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 Typeex-bourbon, European ex-sherry, American ex-sherry
"The aroma of the whisky is quite intense with cookie crumbs, sweet maple, chopped nuts, and citrus peels. The malty quality increases with time in the glass and is fairly oily and slick on your tongue. Wood spices encircle the dram and the whisky finishes with a bittersweet quality."