Macallan Reflection 70cl
Macallan Reflection is a unique bottle from this legendary Speyside Distillery. Its deep mahogany colour derives form maturation in first fill sherry casks. The bottle itself is featuring angular facets to show the lovely colours of the whisky within. It is part of the 1824 Master Series which was created to, according to the distillery " take whisky lovers on a journey through increasingly dark and complex single malts"
Nose: orange and citrus fruit, slight waxiness followed by sweet and reach raisin juice, cinnamon, ginger and hint of chocolate.
Palate: initial zesty and fruity notes quickly change into raisin like sweetness, more cinnamon, delicious orange and superbly silky character.
Finish: long lasting and full or richly sweet and silky notes of Christmas cake, raisins and butterscotch.
Started in 1824, Macallan distillery has been producing whisky almost continuously since its inception. It went through periods of expansion in the 1960s and 1970s. Today it produces 8 million litres of alcohol every year, convert that into whisky (mostly bottled at 40%) and that will give you an idea about the size of their production capacity. The older releases currently fetch very high prices at auction and are considered to be collectibles.