1 of only 527 bottles from cask no. 13931
As rare as “hens’ teeth”, this cask arrived in the warehouse to great excitement. A refill Spanish oak, ex-sherry butt, matured for 24 years and bottled at its prime. The traditional Macallan colour (mid amber) and a rich, mellow nose with classic Macallan style: at once fruity and resinous (wood resin, dried orange peel, other dried fruits), with a topping of crystalline brown sugar. The taste is drier than the nose, with dried fruits, bitter coffee and chocolate orange, and a tannic-dry mouthfeel. The finish is wonderfully long and pleasantly warming, mellow over all. A drop of water enhances and freshens the orange note, and deepens the overall aroma, introducing a hint of soft fudge. Enjoy!