The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection represents the very best of The Macallan’s oldest maturing stock and the greatest range of vintage single malt ever released. Every year, the range is augmented by the introduction of a new vintage release.Now 15 years in since it first launched, over 50 individual vintage releases have been floated over time. This year, that’s a new 1977 vintage, limited to only 151 bottles.
The Macallan 1977 Fine & Rare expression, according to those behind it, was laid down in one particular ex-sherry hogshead on September 26, 1977.
It then was at rest for some 40 years before being cracked open for bottling at 48.5% ABV.
The nose is said to have aromas of citrus fruit and lemon zest, sweet apples, vanilla and wood smoke in the background.
The palate offers flavours of wood spice, sweet citrus and soft peat, with fruit and oak on the finish.
Nick Savage, The Macallan’s master distiller, said: “The full, rich, classic Macallan body holds the supporting characters of sweet apples and vanillas, to give an all-encompassing whisky.
“A hint of peat in the background draws inspiration from The Macallan heritage, balanced with maturation in a smaller hogshead cask for a rich, yet delicate experience.
Only 4 bottles being made available in the US market out of 151 total.