The Macallan 40-Years-Old Scotch Whisky

Jan 18, 2018

Category: Vices

Following a similar release back in 2016, this is the third non-vintage release of a 40-year-old Macallan expression from the Speyside distillery. According to Macallan, this expression is the “pinnacle” of their Sherry Oak range, resting for four decades in a combination of three casks.

Thanks to this intriguing combination: consisting of a European oak sherry butt, European oak sherry hogshead, and American oak sherry butt casks, the Macallan 40-Years-Old Scotch is a beautifully rich and complex whisky. It pours with hues of deep copper, offers a nose full of sultanas, ginger and wood spice, a palate that opens with soft cinnamon spices transitioning to notes of figs and dates, and a lengthy finish complete with wintery cinnamon spices. Only 465 examples are slated to be released worldwide, bottled at 44% ABV, with a mere 70 making it to the US market.

Purchase: $9,000

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Vices

Featured Image

This Ultra-Rare Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey Was Crafted In 1980

An elite Kentucky bourbon rerelease limited to 240 bottles worldwide.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2021

Featured Image

Suntory’s ‘Blossom Harmony’ Is The First Hibiki Whisky Aged In Sakura Barrels

Featuring a floral scent reminiscent of cherry blossoms.

Posted By

Jan 11, 2021

Featured Image

Jim Murray’s Whisky Of The Year Is Alberta’s 130 Proof Cask Strength Rye

The same whisky took Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Posted By

Jan 7, 2021

Featured Image

Trader Joe’s All-New Cocktails Come Ready-To-Drink Right Out Of The Bottle

Each one respects its roots while also bringing something new to the table.

Posted By

Jan 6, 2021

Featured Image

Pursuit’s 108 Proof 3-Distillery Bourbon Blend Was Crafted By Podcasters

Incorporating an assortment of mash bills with barrels aged from 4-5 years.

Posted By

Jan 5, 2021

Featured Image

What Are Whiskey Decanters & Why Do They Matter?

Everything you need to know about these decorative crystal containers.

Posted By

Dec 29, 2020