Recently we had the opportunity to drop in to the Macallan lounge at Harry Rosen in Toronto for a preview of the lounge and a tasting of the iconic brands 1824 series.
Founded in 1824 (hence the name of the series) The Macallan is one of the worlds most respected and awarded single malt whiskies. The reputation of The Macallan is based on a product of outstanding quality and an obsession to deliver the best product, ever since the beginning from it’s founding by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the river spey in north-east Scotland.
Know for it maturation in sherry oak casks, the range includes; Sherry Oak, matured in Spanish casks and seasoned with sherry; Fine Oak, matured both in sherry casks of Spanish oak and American oak and in American casks seasoned with bourbon.
The Macallan 1824 series made in 100% sherry casks with 100% natural colour include;
The Macallan Gold.
Boasting a burnished golden colour and offering fruity flavor’s of lemon, orange peel, this sweet flavor softens but doesn’t loose it’s zest. Followed by a note of vanilla and dark chocolate which is noticed upon further inspection, finished up with lingering floral and light oak notes. The Gold is medium sweet, malty and slightly dry.
The Macallan Amber
With a first scent that includes floral and citrus followed by sweet vanilla, raisin, cinnamon and toffee apples, upon first taste there are flavors of Green apple, lemon and cinnamon, on further inspection hints of ginger and fruit fill the palate. The finale is light to medium, with soft fruit and cereal and slightly dry.
The Macallan Sienna
This starts with a nose of vanilla, followed up by orange and green apple ending with a delicious chocolate truffle. As the liquid hits the tongue flavors of date, fig and raison hit, followed by nutmeg and ginger with subtle hints of orange and apples, and vanilla to finish. The Sienna is gentle, smooth and warming.
The Macallan Ruby
With a nose of dried fruits, this deep coloured favorite of Addicted hits with a rush of ginger, nutmeg, orange and raison, a hint of clove comes and goes leaving an oak flavor behind. The fished is deep, lingering, and always leaves you wanting more. (We will most definatly be using this one in our holiday series)
So if you are looking to try a top notch single malt maybe it’s time you tried out the 1824 line from Macallan, and if you are looking for a little advice, they are all very enjoyable, but our heart always lies with a ruby.