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MACALLAN - Thirties Vintage Travel

Speyside Malt Whisky
MACALLAN - Thirties Vintage Travel

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Limited Stocks Available.

To re-create the style of The Macallan in the 1930'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 1930's, with coal in short supply as a result of increasing industrial activity, The Macallan reverted to drying barley using peat fires.

This combined with the scarcity of oak sherry casks due to the Spanish civil war, resulted in a whisky that was both peatier and less spicy 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: Rich amber copper.

Nose: Light apples and citrus. Light malty and floral notes with hints of resinous spice, enveloped in rich peat.

Palate: Peat smoke, apples, citrus orange and spice.

Aftertaste: Peat smoke and fruit.

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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