Macallan Sherry Oak Gold Limited Edition in Presentation Tin (70cl,40%)
This Macallan Gold 2017 Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky in a gift tin is exclusively matured in Sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain.
Replacing the old Macallan age-statement whiskies the 1824 series has been created to showcase the beautiful range of Natural Colour found in their whiskies. Macallan Gold is made up of 9 – 15 year old first fill and refill sherry casks.
This is the second in a series of annual releases celebrating The Macallan's Exceptional Oak Casks.
It may be hard to imagine today, but for much of the 20th century, Macallan was primarily a constituent malt in blends. It was not until the 1980s downturn in the market that the distillery decided to focus on its single malt brand. Fortuitously, this coincided with the crest of a wave of enthusiasm for the high quality releases that the distillery had licensed to Campbell, Hope & King and Gordon & MacPhail in the 1960s and 1970s. These remain some of the most collectible on the market. While global single malt sales volume is still lead by Speyside neighbours, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, Macallan is easily the most sought after. So much so in fact, that they had to open a brand new distillery in 2018, a subterranean architectural masterpiece within the Easter Elchies estate, boasting 36 copper pot stills.