This satisfyingly complex Single Malt, matured at The Macallan distillery for a minimum of 18 years and is a light amber in color with a heady nose, exotic and floral with a hint of jasmine, tropical fruit and peat. Soft and rich with a hint of citrus, spice and wood smoke. Lingering finish with a hint of orange zest.
The Macallan website refers to the 18 as “the iconic Macallan.” It would be difficult to mount a solid case against this claim. The distillery would know a thing or two about iconography. After all, their own stills have been featured on banknotes issued by the Bank of Scotland. The release is commonly seen as a direct competitor with Blue Label from Johnnie Walker, arguably placing it solidly in the premium whisky category.