MACALLAN - Fifties Vintage TravelSpeyside Malt Whisky
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To re-create the style of The Macallan in the 1950'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 1950's, Spanish oak sherry casks became available again following the disruption of the second world war, allowing The Macallan to revert to using only first and second fill casks. This resulted in a whisky that was as rich and spicy as modern day Macallan, but with a hint of peat smoke.
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:Deep mahogany orange.
Nose: Rich resinous dried fruits, complex ginger & cloves with strong wood. Hints of toffee and a kiss of peat smoke.
Palate: Rich Macallan, strong sherry, resinous spice, dried fruits, a touch of nuttiness.
Aftertaste: Rich and spicy with a phenol touch.
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.