THE MACALLAN Forties 500ml
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One of four bottles released by the Macallan which depicts the style of The Macallan from the 1920’s to 1950’s. Each release has an illustration with of-the-era artwork featuring classic modes of transport from each decade.
To re-create the style of The Macallan in the 1940’s, their master distiller has sampled bottles of The Macallan from that decade and matched their aroma and flavour with more recent distillations taken from the casks maturing in their warehouses
During the 1940’s, with oak sherry casks in short supply as a result of the Second World War, The Macallan would refill their casks more often than is the current practice. This, combined with the use of peat to dry the barley, resulted in a whisky that was less spicy and peatier than modern day Macallan.
Bottled at 40% abv.
Colour: Light amber
Nose: Rich apples with strong peat smoke, complimented with floral and fragrant notes. Subtle dried fruit aromas and hints of resinous spice add a degree of complexity.
Palate: Rich peat smoke with fresh apples, woody, and slightly nutty.
Finish: Peaty and nutty with hints of wood.