The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak 2018 release is part of Macallan’s super popular Sherry Oak range. This 25 year old has been matured exclusively in hand-picked, sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain.
An interesting fact about The Macallan 25 Year Old – Sherry Oak – 2018 Release curiously small spirit stills is that they are the smallest in Speyside. They have this unique size and shape to give the spirit maximum surface area contact with the copper. This, in turn, helps to concentrate on the ‘new make’ spirit. It will provide the viscosity and rich, fruity, full-bodied flavors so characteristic of The Macallan.
Part of the Sherry Oak range from Speyside’s Macallan Distillery, this single malt has been mature for a quarter of a century in European oak sherry casks from Jerez. Bottle free from artificial coloring, the rich mahogany colour is impart entirely by the sherry 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 decide to focus on its single malt brand. Fortuitously,
this coincide with the crest of a wave of enthusiasm
for the high quality releases that the distillery had license 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 neighbors,
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 Eliches estate,
boasting 36 copper pot stills.
The 25 year old Sherry Oak from Macallan is one of the most sought after whiskies in the world.
This 2018 bottling of Macallan whisky is taken from the covete Sherry Oak range. It has enjoyed a 25-year aging period sherry seasoned oak casks and features a sublime mix of treacle, gingerbread and bramble fruit.