So Bob Dalgarno used Roja to select dominant notes in the whisky. Be the first to review this product! We have spent time with this whisky on multiple occasions. They did however, share them with us:. Fig, dates, nutmeg and toffee. We are bottlers of independent Scotch whisky, we create whisky and whisky gifts, provide reviews of other products in the world of whisky and whiskey and do our best to help whisky and whiskey beginners.
It is a well-balanced dram, constructed to show the best of each cask type selected to create the whisky: European and American oak refill butts and hogsheads, as well as butts, puncheons and hogsheads specifically from Vasmya, Diego Martin, Jose y Miguel Martin and Tevasa. They are both a reflection of the passion and quality that embodies the spirit of The Macallan as we celebrate our whisky heritage and enter an exciting new future. Robust, polished matured oak comes at the end in contrast to the subtle green wood and oral undertones. I can certainly see why some people prefer the next one over this one, and I can see why I liked this one over the next one. The earth is tied up in here pretty well. Only when we are happy the spirit has reached its ultimate taste profile, do we bottle this rare liquid and make it available to you.
With an unflinching commitment to put sherry casks at the heart of The Macallan single malt, our reputation for the extraordinary is testament to the exceptional oak casks in which we mature our spirit. Took some time to balance out, and pick out aspects. That said, all the fruit eventually makes you wish for a bit more. Taste: Cinnamon, caramel, passionfruit, floral, cocoa, coffee Closer to a standard profile, in this case, there are spice and more fruit to the mix now. Beyond that, the cask and the malt take over with notes of old barn wood, milk chocolate, praline, and a laundry list of baking spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and star anise among others.
The vintage year displayed on the product image may differ from the stock available in stores and online. Finish: Mineral, taro, peach, cola, hazelnut, brown sugar, lemon, ginger Again, subtle flavours. The nose is instantly dynamic and seems to constantly evolve in the glass. Then it starts opening up into floral, lighter notes. It reminds me a lot of a cocoa forward GlenDronach 18. At the end of the day, it comes down to not loving earth or mineral too much.
In other news, the Craft Whiskey Crackdown will resume tomorrow, but in the meantime,. Each year a unique selection of casks, each with a special and distinctive character, are handpicked to create a new Edition that exemplifies the diversity of oak casks used in the maturation of The Macallan whiskies. In the winter — when there was little activity on the farm — Reid would ferment and distill his excess grains into whisky, which was often drunk straight from the still or sold to travelers passing through the town. The Macallan Edition No 4 is the fourth in a series of annual limited releases, created to reveal the mastery behind the perfect cask selection that has inspired all Macallan single malt whiskies since 1824. Tasting Notes Color — Burnished Copper Nose — Bold and rounded honey with a sweet apple note.
The meticulous attention to detail and quality found in our approach to oak cask selection delivers surprising aromas and character in this vibrant single malt. With each cask bringing different dimensions and imparting its own influence, this single malt delivers surprising aromas and character. Frankly, there are some interesting levels of different flavours. The same can be said about the mastery of craftmanship seen in our extraordinary new distillery. Macallan Edition No 4 takes its inspiration from the newly built, state of the art Macallan Distillery. The person selecting these casks? Unlike its predecessors Edition No. Taste: Butter, grapefruit, apricot cake, plum, cherry, birch syrup, raisin This throws a lot at you.
As always — the notes you see below were written and the bottle scored prior to any discussion by Jeremy and me of what we nosed, tasted, or felt overall, about the dram in consideration. Even some earth aspect that gently comes in. Bottles like this could curb age statements for good. Collaborating with partners from different fields of expertise, each release in the series is an individual — a true marriage of Macallan mastery and the unique influence from diverse backgrounds to the whisky making process. The capstone which completed this composition is exemplified through refill sherry-seasoned oak casks bringing the bright, lively character of citrus fruits to this exceptional malt whisky. Now we have the master whisky maker working with the three Roca Brothers. While classic sherried Macallan at its core, this whisky is kicked up several notches with a rich and sultry bouquet of candied almond, dark cherry, juicy raisin, and toffee along with subtler notes of freshly planed wood, new leather, and old books.
Last year in October, The Macallan released , an extraordinary collaboration between Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno and Master Perfumer Roja Dove. In addition, the distillery contracts with farmers to purchase barley that is low in nitrogen and high in starch, resulting in a rich and oily whisky. We launched the GreatDrams business in 2017 with the aim to make great whisky and whiskey more approachable and available to whisky drinkers, and in April 2019 we were crowned Cheshire Drinks Producer of the Year at the Taste Cheshire awards. A powerful and invigorating mouth feel as if standing on top of the new distillery roof in the Speyside breeze. After flying helicopters for the Air Force and teaching at the Air Force Academy, he retired in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, after twenty years of military service. According to this, Macallan Edition No 4 was aged in a combination of 7 different cask types. Sweet plum wine, stewed fruits like cherry, currants, blackberry.
Per Macallan: The fourth release in this innovative annual Series, Edition No. Like preceding releases, transparency prevails in Edition No. Today, the Macallan Estate encompasses 370 acres, 95 of which are devoted to the production of the Macallan Estate's Minstrel barley a single acre produces about 2. Once filled, the maturing spirit remains undisturbed in the same casks for the necessary number of years it needs to be worthy of its destined Macallan expression. The mineral seems fitting, though could be better integrated. A couple months ago our Proper Pour Whisk e y Club had a tasting that included eight different Macallan whiskies.
It is an expression of our enduring desire to go beyond ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create peerless single malts. The meticulous attention to detail and quality found in our approach to oak cask selection delivers surprising aromas and character in this vibrant single malt. Get in touch with any questions, we will always take the time to answer and help as best we can! The company is making big pushes to bring attention to its visitor experience; and the increased capacity should help them catch up with current demand levels. A distinct whisky that pushes the boundaries of innovation and reflects the passion, traditions and craftmanship that goes into the art of the perfect cask selection. However, it sticks to acidity, fruit, and bitterness.