Sunday, October 25, 2009

Very limited scotch...

A rare one from Macallan....

Glen Taite 19 year old....$99.99 

Macallan Distillery

The Highlands have a few different sub regions and styles- this one is considered a Speyside by location and style/profile. Macallan uses smaller pot stills that are directly fired (read fire under the still- not steam coils or jackets) and slow distillation to make it's whisky. This is also probably one of the few whiskies left that used 100% Golden Promise barley (a more expensive, lower yield, barley but resulting greater weight and taste to the malt) and five different yeast strains - a practice that stopped in the mid 1990's, making such Macallan Whiskies an endangered species that should be hunted to extinction by those who care about such things." --

"Deep golden amber color. Complex and subtle aromas of soda bread, anise cookie, melted butter, leather, praline, and lilacs follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with toffee, golden raisin puree, candied ginger and pepper spice. Finishes with a zesty, peppery dried citrus, white chocolate and mossy river stone fade. An impressively elegant and articulated single malt. (tasted on Apr-16-2009)"
Rated 93/100

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