The Macallan Classic Cut is a series of annual expressions celebrating The Macallan’s ongoing commitment to seek out the extraordinary and in doing so create whiskies of unique character. The 2022 Edition celebrates our commitment to seek out the extraordinary, revealing a unique character and flavour.
Matured in a unique combination of casks with two distinctive wood types, this special single malt exudes flavours of both European and American oak, married together to create a unique tasting experience.
With a distinct grapefruit flavour, this whisky emphasises a wide range and complexity of flavours. The two wood types complement and balance together beautifully and offer an experiential journey through flavour, aroma, colour and texture.
The ‘Classic Cut’ series is designed to offer a different flavour experience year on year. In 2022, whisky maker Steven Bremner has been given the freedom the explore the distillery’s vast inventories. Joining The Macallan in 2016 as a sampling supervisor, Steven quickly progressed to Apprentice Whisky Maker within the Whisky Mastery Team in 2017 and played a key role in producing the highest quality malts. He took on the role of Whisky Maker in 2018.
Already sold out at the distillery, as with previous editions, x-bourbon American oak casks are employed here, adding a sweet lightness, supported by sherry seasoned American oak casks which contribute further depth and complexity. Bottled at high strength, look for keynotes like grapefruit, vanilla and oak. 52.5% Alc./Vol.
Notes from Macallan… NOSE: Fresh fruit medley of grapefruit, peach, apple and orange with vanilla sponge, oak, light spice, fruit blossom and almonds. PALATE: Fresh fruit, caramel, a wisp of chocolate, lemon sponge, nuts, oak and light spice. FINISH: Sweet and creamy with warming spice.