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The third releases in the Macallan Edition series, appropriately named N0. 3, is a collaboration with Master Perfumer Roja Dove. Roja and Bob Dalgarno crafted the whisky from a combination of European and American oak casks. 48.3%.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: nutty, toasty and leathery with notes of firm oloroso; coffey beans and tobacco leaf; candied orange and ginger, cooked dates and figs wrapped in proscuitto; Manuka honey.
Palate: soft and fruity; very decadent and sugary balanced by earthy dunnage warehouse notes; Panda brand licorice, molten brown sugar, nutty sherry tones and loads of dark dried fruits: raisins, grilled proscuitto wrapped dates and figs; dark milk chocolate and Jujubes; more candied ginger and orange.
Finish: rich, fruity and quite lovely; sherried but far from over the top; nice balance.
Comment: its good, very good; excellent structure, lots of layers and very well balanced; the higher proof does it justice!
Casks used in the creation:
1st Fill American Oak Hudosa Sherry Butts
2nd Fill European & American Oak Sherry Butts
1st Fill European Oak Tevasa Sherry Butts & Puncheons
1st Fill American Oak Ex-Bourbon Hogsheads
1st Fill European Oak Tevasa Hogsheads
1st Fill American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Distiller's Tasting Note
Nose: Reminiscent of a fine fragrance, the nose leads with vanilla ice cream, fresh cut oak and delicate florals. Orange oil provides subtle grandeur while ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg flit in and out in various guises. Vanilla imparts sweetness, leading citrus fruits forward then allowing chocolate to show. Burnished oak delivers a soft ending.
Palate: Sweet fruit, vanilla and rich fruit cake with suggestions of apricot, pear and crisp green apple. Hints of ginger and cinnamon are balanced with a light resinous oak finale.
Finish: Long, sweet and fruity, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.
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