Whisky Focus - The Macallan 1824 MMXII Limited Release For 2012

The Macallan 1824 MMXII Limited Release

2nd May 2012

The Macallan 1824 Limited Edition for 2012 launched in travel retail.

The Macallan single malt whisky has revealed the 2012 limited edition which will join the travel-retail exclusive 1824 Collection in selected airports and duty free outlets around the world.

The Macallan 1824 Collection Limited Release MMXII, the third in this elite series, consists of just 1,824 decanters of a single malt whisky that has been selected from some of the rarest casks which have been maturing quietly in traditional cool stone warehouses at The Macallan Estate. Drawing on a store of such individual casks, each yearís bottling is subtly different.

Rich rosewood in colour, The Macallan Limited Release MMXII (49.5% ABV) offers sweet dried fruits, ginger and nutmeg, soft wood spice on the nose. On the palate it is initially spicy then softening to release an abundance of sultana and raisin with chocolate orange in the background. Medium sweet initially, it develops to a long finish.

This superb richness of character and colour can be attributed in part to the oak casks in which this single malt has lain. The casks were hand crafted specifically for The Macallan in Jerez, southern Spain and seasoned for two years with the finest dry Oloroso sherry.

This super-premium addition to The Macallan 1824 Collection is presented in a beautiful decanter, which has been hand-blown from the finest crystal to achieve flawless clarity. Intricate detailing hand-engraved by a master craftsman gives the decanter an exceptional finish.

The Macallan Limited Release MMXII will be unveiled at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore on 15th May.

The Macallan 1824 MMXII Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Colour: Rich rosewood.

Nose: Sweet dried fruits, ginger and nutmeg, soft wood spice.

Palate: Initially spicy then softens to release an abundance of sultana and raisin with chocolate orange in the background.

Finish: Medium sweet initially developing to a long finish.

The Macallan 1824 Collection

Select Oak
Testament to The Macallanís knowledge and mastery of wood, Select Oak is crafted from an exceptionally wide and unique combination of five cask types, delivering extraordinary smoothness, remarkable sweetness and depth.

Whisky Makerís Edition
Crafted by The Macallan Whisky Maker for his personal enjoyment and bottled at his preferred strength of 42.8% ABV, this delicious Single Malt is layered with fruit and spice.

Estate Reserve
This classic style Macallan is non-chill filtered and includes a parcel of specially reserved casks. These Sherry seasoned Spanish oak hogsheads deliver great richness and intensity.

Drawn exclusively from Sherry seasoned oak casks, a very high proportion of which are Ďfirst fillí, Oscuro is wonderfully dark, luscious and deeply satisfying.

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