The Macallan's 1824 Series is a revolutionary range of single
malts based on the spectrum of naturally-occurring colours
exhibited by The Macallan's single malts after their years of
maturation in the finest sherry oak casks.
The four single malts that make up the 1824 series - Gold,
Amber, Sienna and Ruby - not only reflect the colour of the
whisky which in turn reflects its flavour.
Each of the expressions in The 1824 Series has been created
by The Macallan's Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno to derive its
character from the colour it represents. This revolutionary
approach is a first for single malt Scotch whisky, ensuring that
The Macallan retains its reputation for innovation while still
adhering rigidly to its established traditional standards and
practices, enshrined in the distillery’s Six Pillars philosophy.
A lemon citrus nose, then orange peel and an
interlacing sweetness that softens, but doesn't
eliminate, the zest. A quiet note of vanilla followed by
dark chocolate - more assertive, yet not overly so -
with lingering floral and light oak notes.
Citrus and boiled sweets rule the palate, along with
hints of ginger and cinnamon, while soft oak tones
reveal toasted apples.
The finish is medium sweet, malty and slightly dry.
Polite, almost apologetic at first, with a floral, citrus
sweet nose gaining presence, commanding a chorus of
sweet vanilla notes over freshly harvested grain. Raisin,
sultana and cinnamon look on as toffee apples and
candy floss step into the limelight.
On the palate, fresh green apples and lemons mingle
with cinnamon. Ginger notes hover as fruit takes over,
with subtle oak lingering in the wings.
The finale is light to medium, with soft fruits and
cereal, slightly dry.
This warm, sienna-coloured spirit opens with a subtle
vanilla nose, persistent yet not overpowering. Orange
elbows its way in, turning zesty and sharp, though
tempering green apples add freshness and balance.
Next come white chocolate truffles, chewy and
sumptuous, with elegant oak notes for a digestif.
Dates, figs and raisins lead the palate, then defer to
nutmeg and ginger with a soupçon of oranges and
apples, before vanilla returns in majesty.
The final fanfare is gentle, smooth and warming.
Disturbed from a long sleep in a dark and quiet
warehouse, European Oak piques the nose before
reluctantly admitting rich, dried fruits and an edgy
trickle of treacle. A hesitant sweetness enters, then oak
reasserts itself, burnished and mature.
On the palate a rush of ginger, nutmeg and resin herald
orange, sultana and raisin with their restrained but
pervasive sweetness. Clove is here and gone, leaving
oak the undisputed maestro.
The finish of this ruby-red spirit is long, lingering and reflective.