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It may be hard to imagine today, but for much of the 20th century, Macallan was primarily a constituent malt in blends. It was not until the 1980s downturn in the market that the distillery decided to focus on its single malt brand. Fortuitously, this coincided with the crest of a wave of enthusiasm for the high quality releases that the distillery had licensed to Campbell, Hope & King and Gordon & McPhail in the 1960s and 1970s. These remain some of the most collectible on the market. While global single malt sales volume is still lead by Speyside neighbors, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, Macallan is easily the most sought after. So much so in fact, that they had to open a brand new distillery in 2018, a subterranean architectural masterpiece within the Easter Elchies estate, boasting 36 copper pot stills.Best single malt whiskey,
Macallan 1851 Inspiration Inspired by Macallan from 1851, this followed several other 19th century replicas released by Macallan. Rare Macallan Ireland
SERGE VALENTINE (86)
Macallan 1851 Inspiration Colour: gold. Nose: again, it’s close but maybe a little wilder, with a little more tannins than the WMS and faint traces of what could be peat – or something phenolic, at least. It’s also a tad more floral (dandelions) and a little more honeyed for a while, but it gets just as grassy as the WMS after that, with also a little parsley. Very ‘1851’, I agree (pfff…). Mouth: extremely close to the WMS now, it’s almost the same whiskey on my palate. Maybe the same, in fact, so please read above. 86 dots. (Why not do a Cerrutti-sponsored bottling and call it ‘1881’ next time?) Best single malt whiskey, Unique Whiskeys Online UK, First class Macallan Online