– The Macallan is one of the world’s leading single malt distilleries.
– There are so many exciting Scotch ranges offered by the Macallan, expanding from special editions and decanters to double casks and sherry oaks.
– We have outlined the best Macallan whiskies in each category with links to our online shop.
When it comes to whisky, the Macallan distillers have established themselves as one the best whisky distillers in the world. However, there are so many incredible selections and exciting ranges to choose from that we’ve decided to narrow down the best Macallan whisky varietals to buy in 2022!
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About The Macallan
On a plateau surrounded by acres of grassy hills and overlooking the cold water flowing down the River Spey, there is a distillery making such spectacular single malts that it put north-east Scotland on the world’s whisky watch list.
Founded in 1824, the Macallan was one of the first legally licenced distilleries in Scotland with framers preceding the whisky-making traditions for centuries prior. Influenced by raw materials from Spain, North America and Scottland herself – one of the contributing factors to making the Macallan one of the best distillers in the world is the impeccable and hand-picked oak casks in which the whisky is matured. This process can contribute up to 80% of the Macallan’s signature flavour style, high-quality character and naturally beautiful woody colour that it’s become famous for.
Best Macallan Whisky: Sherry Oak Range
Macallan’s Sherry Oak range is characterised by the deep flavour and stunning colour of each bottle, beaming in character and richness as a result of using Oloroso sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain.
The Macallan Sherry Oak 25 Years Old, 2020 Release.
ABV: 43% | VOLUME: 70CL
Kety Tasting Notes: Sherry, Cinnamon, Vanilla.
Matured for a quarter of a century, this sherry cask single malt favourite is worth the investment. Characterized by a rich mahogany colour, this whisky takes you on an experience of citrus, cinnamon and wood smoke on the nose; rich and smokey dried fruits on the palate; and finally a long finish with ginger and vanilla spice, smoke and dried fruits.
Best Macallan Whisky: Double Cask Range
The Double Cask range showcases a stunning union of American new oak with Spanish Oloroso sherry seasoning to deliver a distinctive flavour combination of vanilla and subtle spices.
The Macallan Double Cask 30 Years Old
ABV: 43% | VOLUME: 70CL
Kety Tasting Notes: Ginger, Vanilla, Toffee.
This Macallan Double cask selection is aged for 30 years to provide a complex flavour profile combination. The experience begins with admiring the 100% natural golden acorn colour. The aroma boasts notes of fresh honeycomb, red apple, fig, sweet toffee, and vanilla. The palate is greeted with a smooth symphony of spices like cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla with accents of woody oak and dried fruits. Finally, we finish with some sensuous sweetness of oak, soft spice and toffee.
Best Macallan Whisky: Decanter Series
The decanter series was created to show off the gorgeous natural colouring of the Macallans masterful woods used in their ageing process.
The Macallan Reflexion
ABV: 43% | VOLUME: 70CL
Kety Tasting Notes: Floral, Vanilla, Fresh Apple, Apricots.
Matured in smaller, first-fill hogshead casks influenced by Spanish and American oak; the Reflexion offers an intricate character and blood orange colour. The nose is taken on a journey with scents of fresh and zesty citrus fruits, evolving into a slight wax note and then gorgeous green apples. The nose continues with rich chocolate, fudge, caramel toffee, subtle white chocolate ruffle and finally finished with a scent of fresh banana and sweet oak. The palate provides an initial light zest, followed by sweet orange and lemon. Subtle flavours of raisin, apple, and hints of spice add more dimension to this exciting taste experience. The medium and soft finish is made of balance between boiled sweet and toasted oak.
Best Macallan Whisky: Limited Collections
When it comes to celebrating a special occasion, there’s no better way to share memorable moments than over a glass of limited edition Macallan.
The Macallan A Night on Earth in Scotland
ABV: 40% | VOLUME: 70CL
Key Tasting Notes: Shortbread, Vanilla, dried orange.
Inspired by the Hogmanay tradition (New Year’s Eve in Scotland), this single malt was made using an exquisite combination of American and European oak sherry seasoned casks with American ex-bourbon barrels. This special edition is special indeed with its warm amber colour and rich aroma of vanilla, butter, baked apple and biscuits, as well as plum and almond. The palate is made of soft, sweet and rich shortbread, dried orange, fig, cinnamon, vanilla, and lightly toasted marshmallows. This exciting experience has a medium finish with sweet butterscotch and freshly baked biscuits – and is recommended neat with a bite of shortbread on the side!
The Macallan Harmony Collection Rich Cacao
ABV: 44% | VOLUME: 70CL
Key Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Honey, Vanilla
This deep and chocolatey single malt is made with sustainable packaging and can be enjoyed and elevated with a fine chocolate tasting. With the colour of toasted cocoa beans, this single malt starts off with an aroma of honey, oak, chocolate fondant, ginger and zesty lime. The flavour experience offers notes of dark chocolate, sweet honey, dates, vanilla and cinnamon to the palette. This unforgettable and unique experience ends with a long finish of rich chocolate.
Well, there you have it, an overview of some of the best Macallan whiskies available in 2022 through Our online store! For more information on this Speyside single malt distillery, be sure to keep an eye out on Our blog section