The Macallan Fine Oak 25 Year
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
The Macallan Fine Oak Series involves aging in a combination of ex-sherry (American & European Oak) and ex-bourbon (American oak). The Fine Oak series was first introduced in 2004; prior to that, the single malt whisky releases had been aged exclusively in sherry casks.
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 & American ex-sherry and American oak ex-bourbon
"A robust aroma of peach, blood orange and coconut greet you as you take bring the glass to your nose. There are wood spices found, but become integrated on the palate. The retro-nasal flavor profile is fruit, floral, and fresh despite the 25 years of age. A slight smoke lingers on your palate on the finish. "