Handcrafted using an exceptionally high proportion of first-fill Sherry oak casks, handpicked by our whisky maker, from less than 1% of the casks maturing at the Macallan distillery. Coupled with the Macallan’s commitment to natural colour, we have created a tantalising single malt which sees Spanish oak pique the nose before admitting rich dried fruits and an edgy trickle of treacle. A hesitant sweetness enters, then oak returns, burnished and mature. On the palate a rush of ginger, nutmeg, and resin herald orange, sultana, and raisins with their restrained but pervasive sweetness. A hint of cloves, but with oak the undisputed maestro. The finish of this naturally occurring ruby-red spirit is long, lingering, and reflective.