Quite new age stated expression from Macallan, released in 2016. This single malt whisky was described as:
“A new interpretation on the signature 12 Years Old Macallan”
Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask whisky has been matured in a combination of American and European Ex-Sherry oak casks. Yes, this means that the American oak used in this expression has been seasoned with sherry. Unlike The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak release, which has had Ex-Bourbon American oak casks used in aging.
I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of Macallan. Even though I’ve had my share of the old Macallans (Sherry Oaks and 12YO Elegancia), many of them have build quite a reputation in the past. It would be fun to revisit those Macallans and some other old ones as well, to see if my taste has changed drastically. Probably I wasn’t in Macallan mood when I first started experiencing different kind of sherry matured whiskies. I’m a peathead and my interest with whiskies grew while trying smoky expression.
This Macallan feels surprisingly good. I even accepted Macallan Amber, their non age stated (NAS) whisky. This is kinda like experiencing Love Story with this brand. Falling in love with this whisky regardless of two different backgrounds. Just waiting for the tragedy to come, like in the movie. Probably it’s a bad NAS Macallan waiting around the corner.