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Sherry Oak 40 Years Old - 2016 Release

Sherry Oak 40 Years Old - 2016 Release

A distinctly developed, mature character.

A rare classic

Aged To Perfection

In the spring of 2006, The Macallan Master Whisky Maker and his team were meticulously crafting the annual release of The Macallan 30 Years Old Sherry Oak. A total of 27 sherry seasoned oak casks had been carefully selected from 9 different years of distillation and laid down to mature. To begin the marrying stage – a significantly time-consuming element of the whisky-making approach adopted by The Macallan – most of the precious spirit from the 27 casks was combined and then filled into nine marrying casks at the customary marrying strength. But the instinct of the Master Whisky Maker led to a tenth cask being filled and laid back down. Already matured for three decades, the whisky in this refill butt was kept at its natural strength. When it reached 35 years of age in 2011 it was assessed again, and a conscious decision was made to allow the whisky to continue to mature and develop character. Finally, at 40 years of age, the time had come.

The Experience

  • Colour

    Autumn russet.

  • Nose

    Smoky, lightly peated with ginger, sherry, citrus, cinnamon, chocolate and wood smoke.

  • Palate

    Wonderfully smooth, with soft spices, dried fruits, sherry, citrus and wood smoke.

  • Finish

    Long, rich and warming with chocolate, cinnamon and spice.

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Marks of Distinction

From The Cask

Every Macallan single malt reveals the unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been known since it was established in 1824. It is an expression of our enduring desire to go beyond ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create peerless single malts.

Our reputation for the extraordinary is characterised by the exceptional oak casks for which The Macallan is renowned. Sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eye of the Master of Wood, the hand-picked casks are delivered to the demanding specifications of the Whisky Mastery Team. It is the oak that makes the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours at the heart of this single malt whisky.

Once filled, the maturing spirit remains undisturbed in the same casks for the necessary number of years it needs to be worthy of its destined Macallan expression. It is these oak casks that make the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours which lie at the heart of The Macallan single malt.
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