Only 216 bottles from cask no. 1046
Deep amber with crimson lights, or polished rosewood and excellent beading. Dried fruits with a hint of fresh apple (green) in the background. Starts to open up with polished leather, and a mixture of cedar and sandal wood – possibly individual cigar wrappers. A hint of burnt toffee also apparent. Tasted straight – a very thick mouthfeel, both sweet and tannic, and very warming. Water highlights the burnt toffee, bringing in ginger – possibly brandy snaps - and sandalwood notes, increases the mouthfeel and adds an even smoother texture, reducing the tannins. A lovely, traditional Macallan.