macallan 25 year old sherry oak stores
macallan 25 year old sherry oak stores. Showcasing the unrival commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit The Macallan have been known for since its establishment in 1824, The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a timeless classic.
As a result of its extend aging in sherry casks, it has a rich mahogany color and aromas of citrus, pumpernickel, sherry and burnt wood. The complex palate is filled with rich notes of raisins, dried cherries, chocolate and campfire smoke, which leads to a lingering finish accent by cloves, fruitcake, gingerbread and lemon tart.
The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky is one of the rare creations to have receive a perfect 100 point rating from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago.
Situate on a ridge above the banks of the River Spey, the Easter Elchies House have been the spiritual home of The Macallan for over three centuries. In 1820, Alexander Reid began renting the home from Sir Lewis Grant of Grant.
Reid was a farmer, and soon after he sow the fields surrounding the home with barley, Reid establish the first license distillery on the estate, which he name Macallan after an ancient church that have been destroy by fire during the 15th century.
Today, The Macallan Estate encompasses 370 acres, 95 of which are devote to the production of The Macallan Estate’s Minstrel barley (a single acre produces about 2.5 tons of barley each year, enough to yield 1,800 bottles of The Macallan). In addition, the distillery contracts with farmers to purchase barley that is low in nitrogen and high in starch, resulting in a rich and oily whisky.
After the barley is harvest in late August and early September, it is malted before being mash in one of The Macallan’s two mash tuns, a process that takes between four and eight hours. Then, the barley is ferment with a specially culture yeast before being distill twice through The Macallan’s copper-pot stills.
Following distillation, The Macallan distillers remove the heads and tails of the whisky and collect approximately 16% of the spirit to fill into casks for maturation. This “cut,” which is among the highest of any Scottish distillery, results in a more full-bodied and rich whisky.
The Macallan have been known for its unsurpass commitment to the mastery of wood and spirits since its establishment in the 1824. A showcase of this, The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky is aged for a quarter century in sherry-season oak casks from Jerez, Spain.
The Macallan takes great care to source, craft, season and care for these casks, as they account for approximately 60% of the final aromas and flavors of the whisky, according to a study commissioned by the distillery.
MACALLAN 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2020 Release) is part of Macallan’s super popular Sherry Oak range. This 25 year old has been mature exclusively in hand-pick, sherry season oak casks from Jerez, Spain.
An interesting fact about The Macallan’s curiously small spirit stills is that they are the smallest in Speyside. They have this unique size and shape to give the spirit maximum surface area contact with the copper.
This, in turn, helps to concentrate on the ‘new make’ spirit. It will provide the viscosity and rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours so characteristic of The Macallan.