This is part of the recent unaged 1824 range, which takes colour as a means of progression from the young and lighter Gold all the way up to the older, dark and heavily-sherried Ruby. This is the second darkest and most expensive of the range and uses a narrow range of first fill sherry casks (using a mix of European and American oak). This expression introduces a rather lovely but un-Macallan-like minty note to the range not evident in any of the other three.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Crisp aromatic, fruity and creamy. Occasionally richer and deeper oaky notes with a blast of menthol and a vegetal (cucumber?) note. White chocolate and orange muffin. Ginger snaps.
Palate: Orangey and oaky at first before the orange fades revealing a sherried depth, but this is a lighter and crisper Macallan. Toffee and spice to finish.
Retails for around £70