The macallan whisky
Macallan for sale. The Macallan bases their “new make” alcohol in their estate distillery in Scotland on locally sourced mild spring water and exclusively grown Minstrel barley. The rich, fruity, full-bodied pour that has come to be associated with The Macallan name is a result of extensive wood maturation in Spanish and American oak casks.
What is Single Malt Scotch?
Single Malt Scotch is a further designation under the “scotch” category. All the above rules for scotch apply. But the “single malt” specifies the type.
Single, in this case, refers to a single distillery. It does not refer to a single barrel or bottle. Distilleries blend multiple barrels together to create a bottle.
Malt, in this case, refers to malted barley as the only base grain.
So a “single malt scotch” simply means a whisky:
– Made entirely in Scotland
– Made only of malted barley and water
– Aged at least 3 years
– Includes scotch from only one distillery
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What do the Ages mean on bottles of Scotch?
The age on any bottle of scotch refers to the age of the youngest whisky included. So a bottle of Macallan 12 means that the youngest whisky in the bottle-aged 12 years in oak barrels. But there may be much older whisky included in the blend! (So a bottle of Macallan 12 could potentially even have some Macallan 18 mixed in there.)
This distinction is a method of quality control and means you know exactly what you’re getting any time you buy a bottle.