Macallan 18 Years Old Sherry Oak Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Color: Light mahogany
Nose: Dried fruits and ginger, with a hint of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon
Palate: Rich dried fruits with spice, clove, orange and wood smoke
Finish: Full and lingering with dried fruits and sweet toffee, ginger and a hint of wood smoke
Macallan’s 18 year old expression is the highlight of its regular sherried range. Deep amber in color. The nose is rich and heavily fruited: fruit cake, mulberry, a little moist gingerbread, the bloody depths of molasses. On the palate, dried fruits — more figgy than raisined — while the natural oiliness in the spirit balances the boisterous tannins from the European oak. A singed note on the finish (an extension of the molasses?) completes the picture. Balanced and complex.