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Macallan 15 Years Double Cask 70 cl

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Macallan 15 Years Double Cask 70 cl is a whiskey produced by The Macallan distillery.

Why buy it?

A great classic of the distillery.

 

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History

The Macallan was one of the first distilleries to have a regular license in Scotland, and one of the first to seek absolute quality in the whiskeys produced. The company’s success is based on the collaboration with other countries such as Spain, North America and Scotland for the supply of wood and other natural raw materials, as well as the use of traditional methods and craftsmanship that has remained almost unchanged since the dawn of the agency. The distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher, in 1824, in Craigellachie in the Speyside region of Scotland. The name comes from the name of the area “Maghellan”, which in turn derives from the Gallic word “magh” meaning land and “Ellan”, the name of the monk St. Fillan in turn connected to the historic church within the Macallan estates since 1400. As already mentioned, the choice of barrel is and has always been an element of fundamental importance for the company: 80% of the character of a Macallan whiskey depends on this element. In fact, the oak barrels are selected according to the specifications of the Master of Wood for toasting and seasoning and then re-evaluated together with the Master Distiller. The other elements that contribute to the great quality of Macallan are the area, the majestic 1700 Macallan estate which extends over approximately 390 acres, the 24 copper stills among the smallest in the region, the craftsmanship of the Master Distiller and Master Blender , the aforementioned first category wooden barrels and the fact that the very intense colors of the distillates obtained are all natural colors, the result of ageing.

Production method

To produce a single malt whiskey, the barley is first subjected to a malting process, during which the complex sugars/starches present in the cereal are broken down into simple sugars, suitable for alcoholic fermentation by the hands of the yeasts. This procedure takes place in three phases: the maceration of the cereal in water to moisten it, the germination, during which the barley, which has been removed from the water, absorbs oxygen and begins to produce the radicle and to germinate; this procedure in particular will release the enzyme which is responsible for the transformation of starches into simple sugars. Subsequently this procedure is interrupted and the cereal is dried, which often takes place using peat-powered ovens, which will give the typical hints of smoked or brackish. Subsequently, the dried barley is ground and added again with hot water for further extraction of the must; this is what will be subsequently fermented and then distilled. The specification provides that for the wording single malt the whiskey must come from a single distillery and be aged for at least three years in oak barrels in Scotland.

Alcohol content

43%

Tasting notes

Light amber colour. Refined and very elegant nose: dried petals of exotic flowers and orange, coconut, vanilla bean, boisé, cigar and balsamic hints. On the palate it is delicate and velvety with hints of orange, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, white chocolate in a very elegant succession.

Usage

Perfect at the end of a meal or as a meditation; particularly recommended for lovers of whiskey or smoky or intense flavors in general.

Additional information

Weight 1,5 kg

Brand

The Macallan

The Macallan was one of the first distilleries to have a regular license in Scotland and one of the first to seek absolute quality in the whisky produced. The success of the company is based on collaborations with other countries such as Spain, North America and Scotland for the supply of wood and other natural raw materials, as well as the use of traditional methods and an unchanged craftsmanship since the inception of the company. The distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and teacher, in 1824, in Craigellachie in the Scottish Speyside region. The name comes from the name of the area "Maghellan", which in turn comes from the Gaulish word "magh" meaning land and "Ellan", the name of the monk St. Fillan, which was linked to the historic church within the Macallan holdings since 1400. As already mentioned, the choice of the barrel is and has always been a fundamental element for the company: 80% of the character of a Macallan whisky depends on this element. In fact, oak barrels are selected according to the specifications of the Master of Wood for toasting and aging, and then revalued together with the Master Distiller. The other elements that contribute to the great quality of Macallan are the area, the majestic Macallan estate from 1700 that spans about 390 acres, the 24 copper stills among the smallest in the region, the craftsmanship of the Master Distiller and Master Blender, the aforementioned first-class wooden barrels and the fact that the intensely colored distillates obtained are all natural colors, the result of aging.

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