The Macallan Gold 1824 Series
The Macallan // Highlands, Scotland
Not afraid of the shortage that concerns many Scottish distilleries, Macallan has invested in new facilities and, more importantly for us willing to drink now, created a new range in 2012: the 1824 series. At its core, we have four colors for four ways to play with the wood. So, what about this Macallan Gold? Simple, you get more American oak and a higher proportion of 2nd fill casks and you get a lighter taste and color. Tasty? Just read below!
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 Typecombination of European and American oak and 1st & 2nd fill ex sherry casks
"It is fair to say that the colour is actually matching to the name. On the palate comes a medium body whisky, with lots of citrus, vanilla, quince and hints of coconut. It is rather sweet and not massively complex but overall there is a lovely balance, including a drier finish when the wood comes back to the palate. "