The Macallan 50 Years Old – 2018 Release
Slowly matured over five extraordinary decades
The Macallan 50 years old was created at a time when the distillery had the future in mind. By increasing the number of curiously small stills that help to concentrate the ‘new make’ spirit, the foundations were established that ensure the full-bodied, rich and fruity flavours and characteristic of The Macallan today.
Laid down in exceptional handcrafted European oak sherry seasoned casks from Spain, this new make spirit was then left to mature slowly and quietly for at least fifty long years. During these decades of slumber, it is the ancient wood that shaped the spirit – delivering the greatest contribution to the character, natural colour, distinctive aromas and full flavours at the heart of this single malt.
The result is a rich and complex whisky with sweet oak vanilla and blackcurrant characters and a beautiful vibrant amber natural colour.
A peerless single malt that has slowly matured over five extraordinary decades, The Macallan 50 Years Old – 2018 Release reflects The Macallan’s journey of discovery in the modern era. Defined by years of dedication and craftsmanship, it is testament to the exceptional oak casks – which have been sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eyes of The Macallan Masters of Wood and delivered through the years to the exacting specifications of generations of Master Distillers.
After being left to mature for half a century in our exceptional sherry seasoned oak casks, this wonderfully rare single malt is full of rich flavour and beautiful natural colour. The Macallan 50 Years Old – 2018 Release is an incredible addition to our range of unique, mature whiskies and marks another pinnacle of The Macallan whisky makers’ art. Nick Savage, The Macallan Master Distiller