From a time when Macallan sold well matured, available and affordable single casks to independent bottlers, not too many years ago.
N: The sulphur lifts to reveal a savoury sherry delight with a tasty oily & nutty cask character. A few descriptors include a dusty touch of carbolic garage oil, metal fillings, an aromatic curry spice & herb-like complex, balsamic glaze, buttery buttercups, magnolia,…. One can try finding that elusive maltoporn brigade number or take it as it is - simply lovely.
T: Even after around 5 years open with the bottle 2/3rds down, this still sparkles and remains surprisingly boisterous - even benefitting from some tempering. Besides the soot, oily linseed, white pepper, dry green notes and aniseed, the sherry really speaks.
F: With a touch of decay sick, we’ve a short light finish on oak dust and sugar icing.
C: The nose stands out, but the whole thing was a real treat. Thanks to Nick.Scores a B+