The Macallan-Carved in Stone

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Estate celebrates the unrivalled craftsmanship for which the Macallan has been known since 1824.

Having recently broken its own world record for the most expensive bottle of whisky sold at auction—a  staggering £1.5  million ($2.5 million) for a scotch originally distilled in 1926—The Macallan has released Estate, a rich and complex single malt.

It was created to celebrate the single malt’s provenance and heritage, and a unique opportunity to experience a spirit  made from The Macallan’s home-grown barley. The fields are located on the 200-hectare Easter Elchies estate on the banks of the River Spey, overlooked by The Macallan’s new awardwinning distillery. The harvest takes place just once a year, over the course of a single week.

As The Macallan’s whisky maker Sarah Burgess describes it: “Our Easter Elchies estate lies within the legendary Speyside region of Scotland, a place of timeless natural beauty and a place that we are proud to call home.“With its wonderful sweet citrus hints and warming wood spice, Estate is a rich, satisfying and complex spirit that pays homage to the fertile Speyside lands where The Macallan is located and celebrates the unrivalled craftsmanship for which we have been known since 1824.”

Displaying a warm conker, chestnut hue, Estate exudes the comforting aroma of cinnamon, opening into dried fruits with a lemon, banana and caramel touch. On the palate, it is soft and warming with wood spice and a developing dry oak flavour spiked with candied raisin and fresh fig. The sweet finish, with a subtle hint of fresh orange, acts as the perfect counterbalance to the traditional sherried richness associated with The  Macallan’s distinctive single malts.

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