This is the new no-age-statement Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the famous Speyside distillery of Macallan.
Macallan’s new range has done away with age-statements and instead focuses on the colour of the whisky.
The concept being that the older the whisky is the darker it will be… Regardless of how true this really is, it’s certainly a great whisky packed with assertive vanilla and citrus flavours.
Nose: This burnished gold spirit presents a lemon citrus nose, the orange peel and an interlacing sweetness that softens but doesn’t eliminate the zest. A quiet note of vanilla is followed by dark chocolate – more assertive, yet not overly so – with a lingering floral and light oak notes.
Palate: Citrus and boiled sweets rule the palate, along with hints of ginger and cinnamon, while soft oak tones reveal toasted apples.
Finish: The finish is medium sweet, malty and slightly dry.