On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: A bottle of Macallan
This Christmas we’re asking you to help us select the Cask 88 ‘Scottish Distillery of the Year’, as part of our ‘The 12 Drams of Christmas’ campaign. Macallan distillery is one of our 12 chosen distilleries, find out more about the campaign and how to vote for your favourites. Click Here.
Why do we love Macallan?
Macallan’s first licensed single malt was created in 1824 by Alexander Reid, although whisky had been produced at this farm-based distillery since the early 18th century. Despite the distillery changed hands a number of times during the 19th century, it’s whisky continued to build an ever-growing fan base, both locally and further afield. This growing demand saw the growth of production and now has a total of 21 stills, with this increase in output stretching their ability to use their preferred ex-sherry casks. The solution saw them developing their own source of sherry casks alongside new expressions that were housed only in ex-bourbon casks. A bold decision in the 1950’s saw a long-term strategy of laying down a greater percentage of production for single malts has meant there has been an ever-growing number of matured whisky available to create their hugely popular 12, 25 and 30-year-old releases.
The Macallan 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt is a very rare bottling which shows off Macallan single malt in a well-matured, superbly Sherried fashion. This fantastic whisky comes in a handsome wooden case to house and present the whisky as you lovingly gaze upon it.
How to vote for Macallan as Cask 88’s Scottish Distillery of the Year
To vote for Macallan, simply [retweet this post on Twitter](Link to Twitter post). You can vote for more than one distillery, simply retweet the posts that highlight all your favourites. Find out more about ‘The Twelve Drams of Christmas’.