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SPEYMALT - Macallan 1973

Single Grain Malt Whisky
SPEYMALT - Macallan 1973

Country of Origin

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  • BottlerGordon and MacPhail
  • Distilled1973

Colour: Deep Amber.

Tasting notes, undiluted. Nose: Rich fruitiness with burnt sugar and candy floss aromas. Charred oak and smoky elements also present. Palate: Smoky with sherry and bruised apple notes. Malty and creamy flavours detectable.

With water Nose: Peaty and phenolic aromas with fruity elements combined with a floral/perfumed edge. Sherrywood also present. Palate:Smoke and earthy notes with sherry and wine flavours developing. Rich spices - liquorice and treacle.

Body: Rich and coating. Finish: Sweet with sherry and hints of smoke. Cask Type: First Fill Sherry Butts. Whisky Style: A traditional Speyside - balanced fruit and smoke elements with a rounding sherry character.

There has probably been whisky made on the Macallan site, on a small hill overlooking the Spey near Craigellachie , since the late 1700s. The first licenced disllation at Macallan is said to have taken place in the earliest days of legalised production, in 1824.

The distillery changed hands several times throughout the 19th century and in 1894 the distillery was bought by Elgin merchant, Roderick Kemp ( who also owned Talisker on Skye).

Due to demand for the whisky the distillery has been modernised and extended over the years. In the 1950s the output was trebled and further increased in the 1960s. Warehousing was also increased at this time. In 1990 a vast cask warehouse was built - at the time the largest single roof warehouse in Europe.

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