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Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak 70cl / 40%
A bottle of The Macallan 10 Year Old Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky from the Fine Oak range. This was aged for 10 years in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks.
The Fine Oak range was launched in 2004 and saw The Macallan combine sherry cask matured whisky with American oak ex-bourbon casks. This was a significant departure for a distillery which built a reputation on sourcing its oak casks directly from Jerez. Though it divided opinion on release (many traditional Macallan fans were faithful to the 100% sherry range), the new flavour profile was well received and 10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25 and 30 Year Old expressions were released.
The Fine Oak range was replaced with the Triple Cask Matured series in 2018.
The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 by barley farmer Alexander Reid. What began as two stills housed in a wooden shed has grown to a 36 still site today.
In 1892 the distillery passed to Roderick Kemp, former owner of Talisker, whose descendants retained ownership until the 1990s. By 1975 the then 21 still plant was regarded as an important malt for blends. The downturn of the early 1980s led The Macallan to focus on the emerging single malt category and it began to establish itself as one of the world's most popular and collectible single malts. The management team repositioned the distillery as a 'first-growth whisky' and oversaw an innovative advertising campaign (commemorated in The Archival Series which began in 2015). In the mid 1990s The Macallan was purchased by Highland Distillers and became part of Edrington in 1999. The first single cask bottling, Exceptional 1, was launched in 2000.
The Macallan has become known for its investment potential as well as the quality of its whisky, with rare bottles regularly breaking records at auction.
In 2017 the new £100 million Macallan distillery was completed.
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