The Macallan Fine Oak 17 Year

Single Malt

The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    4.11
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 194 )

The Macallan's sherry wood program has been something that folks have been focused on, but they have been using other wood types for at least a few decades now. Launched in 2006, Macallan Fine Oak 17 is matured in a combination of three different wood types: European oak ex-Sherry, American oak ex-Sherry, and American oak ex-bourbon.

  • age
    17 Year
  • abv
    43.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    European & American oak ex-Sherry & American oak ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Aromas reminiscent of autumn are initially what is found here. Apples, brown sugar and wood spices. Upon tasting you get caramel and almonds. The texture is less chewy than their 18 year exclusive Sherry aged whisky, but it's still got some body. There is a hint of char smoke with honey and more dried fruits on the finish."

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