Macallan 12 year old fine oak is triple cask matured in European Sherry, American Sherry and American Bourbon casks. Complex , with a hint of fruit and Vanilla, Palate Medium, balanced with fruit, oak and spice. Finish is lingering, with dried fruits , oak and spice.
The barley is grown specially for the distillery in Scotland and Northumbria, a mix of Concerto and the unique Minstrel variety. This is malted, then milled to grist, this is mixed with pure spring water drawn from beneath the Macallan estate. After fermentation the wash is distilled twice, first in the copper wash stills, and then in the unique small spirit stills – the smallest on Speyside – their size and shape concentrate the ‘new make’ spirit and provide the rich, fruity, full-bodied flavours of The Macallan. The 12 year old expression from The Macallan Fine Oak Range, matured in a selection of American and European oak casks seasoned with Sherry, as well as American oak casks seasoned with bourbon.