The Macallan Gold

The Macallan Gold 136x300 The Macallan GoldIn an incredibly bold move that goes against all that we have been told about buying single malt Scotch, The Macallan has done away with age statements on its new 1824 Series of whisky.  Given their position as one of the world’s most popular Scotch brands, it’s a bold move.  Instead, the company is basing the quality and flavour of its whiskies on the natural colour the liquid gains from spending time in barrels, with the idea being that the longer it’s been in a barrel, the darker it will be.  The range starts with The Macallan Gold, a whisky produced from 9-15yo first fill and refill sherry casks that essentially replaces the 10 Year Old bottlings.  Quite light in style, the delicate notes of citrus fruits and vanilla make for an easy going style of whisky.  Widely available for around £35.