Global Whisky brand The Macallan has added a single malt Scotch, The Macallan 77 Years Old, to its Red Collection, a range of rare single malt Scotch whiskies.
Distilled early in the last year of WWII, the expression is among the world’s oldest Scotch whiskies and is one of the oldest bottlings released by the brand.
“The Macallan 77 Years Old is an incredible new high-aged guest expression for The Red Collection, which has been crafted from some of the world’s oldest and rarest casks,” said Kirsteen Campbell, The Macallan master whisky maker. “It is a peerless single malt whisky that has slowly matured over seven decades until it reached peak perfection.”
Laid down in hand-picked oak casks and left to mature for 77 years, the wood has shaped the unique character of the expression, delivering the natural colour, distinctive aromas, and full flavours of this aged single malt. The result is a beautiful balance of citrus fruits with hints of woodsmoke and antique oak open on the nose, paired with sweet notes of raisin and plump, chewy dates.
Extremely rich and resinous, The Macallan 77 Years Old has sumptuous baked custard, crystalised ginger, marmalade, sticky treacle, and sweet smoke open on the palate before moving into a medley of dried fruit. The finish is long with sweet woodsmoke, with the traditional flavour of Cherry Bakewell and the linger of tropical fruits.
In keeping with previous releases in the collection, the new expression is encased in a handcrafted oak presentation box, created in the UK, using the same sustainable European oak used to craft The Macallan’s oak casks.
The box has been upholstered with sustainably sourced, soft red Scottish leather from Bridge of Weir Leather. The bottle itself has been hand finished and signed by The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell.
For more information, go to themacallan.com