Macallan's 18 Year Old Sherry Oak is a much-loved release from the Speyside distillery, matured in specially selected sherry-seasoned casks from Jerez, Spain. This particular instalment in the range (the 2018 edition) is the first to feature the new bottle design, inspired by the Macallan Rare Cask bottling.
Nose: Clove-studded orange, Christmas cake and cinnamon - very festive! Savoury hints of oak and new leather develop later on.
Palate: Dense shortbread and strawberry jam, more clove, toasted coconut and brown sugar.
Finish: A hint of fiery ginger appears underneath waves of sweet sherry richness.