Saturday, December 26, 2015

Very limited Macallan

Macallan Reflexion...$1199.99 / 750ml
The 2015 debuts of Reflexion and No. 6  will likely mark the completion of the series. The naturally colored and flavored spirits will also represent perhaps the darkest and most concentrated sherry-aged whiskies in the Macallan’s history. “As you move through the 1824 series,” says Ken Grier, director of malts at the Macallan’s parent company, the Edrington Group, “each expression becomes increasingly dark and more complex, reflecting the careful selection of exceptional casks.”
For Reflexion, the Macallan’s master whisky maker, Bob Dalgarno, primarily selected whiskies matured in first-fill sherry-seasoned oak. A high proportion of those whiskies were aged in smaller hogshead casks, a process that intensifies color and flavor because the relatively larger surface area of wood interacts more with the distillate. A small percentage of American oak–aged whiskies combined with the sherry-aged spirits to create a final product with strong floral and citrus notes intertwined with fresh apple, raisin, and apricot flavors. - Robb Report

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