After the disappointment of the No Age Statement Amber Macallan release we’re now moving back into familiar territory with an age statement. This is the 12 year old Fine Oak edition which is an extremely popular Macallan. While expensive for a 12 year old, it sits at the lower end of the Macallan core range and offers a decent entry point for those who dislike the traditional sherried Macallans.
The flavour influence of casks is said to be around 60-70% in the final product, forming a huge if variable part of the equation. The Macallan pride themselves on the quality of their casks using these only once to impart as much flavour as possible. In this Fine Oak release a variety of oak casks have come together from Europe and North America, seasoned with sherry and bourbon to provide more balance and approachability.
Distillery: The Macallan
Age: At least 12 years old