The Macallan Oscuro
The Macallan Oscuro Single Malt Scotch Whisky stands as a pinnacle of premium Scotch, maturing within the esteemed walls of The Macallan distillery, a legacy established since 1824. Perched on a ridge above the River Spey, the Easter Elchies House has served as the spiritual home of The Macallan for over three centuries. In 1820, Alexander Reid, the visionary behind the brand, sowed barley fields surrounding the rented home, marking the inception of the first licensed distillery on the estate, named Macallan after an ancient church destroyed by fire in the 15th century.
Amid the slow winter days, Reid would ferment and distill excess grains into whisky, often enjoyed straight from the still or sold to passing travelers. Today, the expansive Macallan Estate spans 370 acres, with 95 dedicated to producing the Macallan Estate’s Minstrel barley. Each acre yields about 2.5 tons of barley annually, enough for 1,800 bottles of The Macallan. Additionally, the distillery collaborates with farmers to acquire barley low in nitrogen and high in starch, resulting in a rich and oily whisky.
Post-harvest, the barley undergoes malting and mashing in one of The Macallan’s two mash tuns, a process spanning four to eight hours. Fermentation follows, utilizing specially cultured yeast before undergoing double distillation in The Macallan’s copper-pot stills. The copper serves as a catalyst, enhancing the formation of sweet esters while minimizing impurities like sulphur. The use of curiously small stills, among the smallest in the Scotch whisky industry, contributes to the creation of a whisky with a heavy, oily flavor.
After distillation, The Macallan distillers meticulously remove the heads and tails of the whisky, collecting approximately 16% of the spirit for cask maturation. This generous “cut,” one of the highest among Scottish distilleries, results in a more full-bodied and richer whisky. The limited edition Oscuro lives up to its name, positioned at the pinnacle of the 1824 series. Distilled between 1987 and 1997, this expression is derived from Oloroso sherry oak casks, many of them first fill. Cut to 46.5% with spring water drawn from deep beneath the estate, the whisky matures for at least an additional half-year, allowing the flavors to harmonize and create a rich, dark, and truly exceptional experience.
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