This is the third in a series of controversial replica bottlings of Macallan from the distillery. Whatever the provenance of the bottles that were replicated, the whisky is highly regarded (the late Michael Jackson gave this selection a 95 point score), ensuring that this is one of the most popular of these famous bottlings.
This particular bottle has been faithfully recreated from an original 1841 Macallan by Priest & Davidson, owners of the distillery at the time. The bottle, complete with the flaws common in glassware of its time, the labels, and the nose and flavour of the whisky (especially citrus and summer fruits and peat smoke), mirror the original as closely as possible. The original 1841 is the earliest known bottle of The Macallan in existence and one of the oldest surviving of any whisky bottle. It was probably originally a wine bottle, dating from the late eighteenth / early nineteenth century, and procured locally for Priest and Davidson’s own requirements.
* No Box Included
Nose: Incongruously, very fresh. Fudge with vanilla essence and pistachio nuts.
Palate: Silky. Fresh, appetising. Sweet but not cloying. Light, fresh, delicate, notes of orange-blossom honey.
Finish: Very gentle acidity gives balancing dryness.