The Macallan Fine Oak 18 Year
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
Part of The Macallan's Fine Oak series, this single malt Scotch whisky is triple cask matured for 18 years in specially selected oak casks: European sherry, American sherry, and American bourbon. As of fall 2017, this is now available in the US.
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 sherry, American sherry, and American bourbon oak casks
"A sweet and malty dram from Macallan. From the taste of it the vatting has a large proportion of American ex-bourbon casks in it. Aromas of honey, crème brûlée and traces of burlap. The palate shows a fair bit of wood, as well as bitter oranges and charred oak. It also has a sweeter side with raisins and vanilla. The finish is fairly fruity."