Saturday, 11 July 2009
The Macallan – Fine Oak 10
The last of my strike-reserves. And I ended up saving the best for last. This scotch is oak-aged, liquid silk. A sherry aroma that’s lively but not sharp. A taste that blooms into a dry glow of oak. An after-taste that lingers and soothes. I do love this scotch. But….at $60 it’s a little rich for a daily drinker and it’s a little too unavailable for it to even be an option. I will make sure to pick one up whenever I see one though.
I didn’t know until I read the box before writing this that the Fine Oak bottle is TRIPLE cask matured! A sherry European oak, a sherry American oak, and a bourbon American oak. Very impressive but sounds like some marketing b.s. All I know is the end result is the tastiest, most satisfying single malt I’ve had in a while. If it was just a little more affordable and available, it’d be the top dog. I thought hard about knocking a star off for those short comings but quality must be recognized.
YUM! 5 shots!