It may be hard to imagine today, but for much of the 20th century, Macallan Enigma 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 & MacPhail 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 neighbours, 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.
Enigma is part of The Quest Collection, a travel retail range introduced as a replacement for The 1824 Collection in 2017.
Matured in first-fill European and American sherry ‘seasoned’ oak butts and hogsheads from Jerez.
1ST FILL EUROPEAN & AMERICAN SHERRY SEASONED OAK