40 Years Old - 2016 Release

A Rare and Classic Macallan

Whisky Story

  • In early 2006, The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, and his team began crafting the annual release of The Macallan Sherry Oak 30 Years Old, for which nine marrying casks were filled and ultimately bottled. However, during the marrying process, his instinct and intuition led to a tenth cask being filled and laid back down.

    This whisky was kept at its natural strength, and when it reached 35 years of age in 2011 it was assessed again, where a decision was made to let the whisky continue to mature and evolve. Finally in 2016, at 40 years of age, the time had come to allow this distinct whisky to be removed from the cask and enjoyed.

    This limited edition release of 500 individually numbered bottles worldwide is only the second ever release of a non-vintage 40 years old whisky from the distillery. Extremely rich in character and flavor, it exhibits the renowned and classic Sherry-seasoned cask style of The Macallan and will appeal to discerning connoisseurs and collectors alike.

The The Experience

SAVOUR EVERY MOMENT

  • ginger
  • sherry
  • citrus
  • wood smoke
  • cinnamon
  • dried fruits
  • chocolate
  • warm spice
Color
Autumn Russet
ABV
45%
Nose
Smoky, lightly peated with ginger, sherry, citrus, cinnamon, chocolate and wood smoke.
Palate
Wonderfully smooth, with soft spices, dried fruits, sherry, citrus and wood smoke.
Finish
Long, rich and warming with chocolate, cinnamon and spice.

The The Perfect Serve

BRING THE FLAVOURS TO LIFE

  • Neat

    Enjoy with nothing added

  • Water

    Add a splash of water to release the flavours