Macallan 1995 18 Year Sherry Oak Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 43.0%
The Macallan 18 Years Old Sherry Oak 1995 vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky is part of the series, which helped Macallan to their almost legendary reputation: the pure Sherry-cask bottlings. It was not until the middle of the 1960s that Macallan concentrated on single-malts matured in the sherry barrel and, with the exceptional barrel policy, gained great recognition among whisky connoisseurs worldwide. At that time they experimented with different sherry casks and decided to use European Oloroso casks, which previously stored the world-famous Spanish liqueur wine. Despite the crisis in the 1980s among the sherry producers, the Speyside distillery Macallan succeeded in securing the supply of selected sherry barrels and filling the coveted Sherry-Cask whiskys further.
Today, the 18-year-old Sherry-Oak Macallan is one of the best-known and sought-after whiskys, enjoying an almost legendary reputation because of its excellent quality and filling without any dyes and can be described as an icon among the Scotch whiskys. In the year 1986 Macallan changed the design and packaging of the 18 Years Sherry Oak range. These bottles and packaging have a modern shape and from the year 1992 onwards, the bottlings to the existing bottle code for the protection against counterfeiting were added with a safety hologram at the capsule and each one have an individual number.
In particular the versions in the old design from the 60s, 70s and early 80s are almost hard to be found today and are sold on the auctions of Bonhams, Krüger and Christies for exorbitant prices with a growing trend.
Another year, another greatly anticipated 18 year old Macallan single malt matured in Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. This 1995 vintage Macallan is just as gorgeous as previous bottlings.
- Nose: dried fruit and ginger, wit a hint of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon
- Palate: rich dried fruit, with spice, clove, orange and wood smoke
- Finish: full and lingering, with dried fruit, sweet toffee, ginger and a hint of wood smoke
- Typ: Single Malt Whisky - Distillery Bottling
- District: Speyside
- Vintage: 1995 and earlier
- Year Bottled: 2013
- Age 18 years old
- Cask Wood Type: Sherry
- Alcohol ABV% 43.0