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MACALLAN - Forties Vintage Travel

Speyside Malt Whisky
MACALLAN - Forties Vintage Travel

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To re-create the style of The Macallan in the 1940's, their Master Distiller has sampled bottles of The Macallan from that decade and matched their aroma and flavour with more recent distillations taken from the casks maturing in the warehouses.

During the 1940's, with oak sherry casks in short supply as a result of the second world war, The Macallan would refill their casks more often than is the current practice. This, combined with the use of peat to dry the barley, resulted in a whisky that was less spicy and peatier than modern day Macallan.

The range was rated by Michael Jackson, the renowned international whisky writer, in the Malt Whisky Companion as: 'Amongst the highest of any malts' Colour:Light amber orange. Nose: Rich apples with strong peat smoke. Some floral, subtle dried fruits with hints of spice to add to the balance. Palate: Rich phenolic with fresh apple fruit. Woody and slightly nutty. Aftertaste: Peaty and nutty with hints of wood.

The Macallan vintage travel range was initially launched in 1999 as an exclusive to World Duty Free. After the initial trial period the product was re-packaged into its current form and put on general sale in the Autumn 2000. This highly collectable range is now on sale again.

The Collectable range of 4 variants, recreated by their Master Distiller, reflects the style of The Macallan in the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s and the distinctive packaging features a classic mode of travel from each era.

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