40 Years Old 2017 Release

Matured in our exceptional oak casks for 40 years

TheThepinnacle of the Sherry Oak Cask Range

A rich and intense single malt

  • Exclusively matured in hand-picked Oloroso sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain, this highly limited release is testament to The Macallan’s exceptional oak casks; transforming the rich, fruity and full bodied ‘new make’ spirit into a single malt of great richness and character.

    Once distilled, the precious spirit was laid down to mature for 40 years in our exceptional oak casks. It is these casks that are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours which lie at the heart of this rare Macallan single malt whisky.

    Crafted from an intriguing combination of three casks – a European oak sherry butt, a European oak sherry hogshead and an American oak sherry butt – The Macallan Sherry Oak 40 years old is a rich and complex whisky, displaying a natural deep copper colour.

    This 2017 release will be available from December 2017 onwards, spanning the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and will also be available in exclusive airport retail stores worldwide and at The Macallan Distillery.

The The Experience

  • DRIED FRUIT
  • GINGER
  • WOOD SPICE
  • CITRUS
  • CINNAMON
Colour
Deep Copper
ABV
44.00%
Nose
Sultanas with gingers and wood spice. A background of sweet cinnamon and citrus emerges.
Palate
Opens with soft cinnamon spices, quickly developing into a mouth coating of date and figs.
Finish
Long, rich with a lingering cinnamon spice.