The Macallan No.6 The Masters Decanter Series Single Malt Scotch. The No.6 The Masters Decanter Series Single Malt Scotch Whisky starting with the beautiful dark walnut color, complex aroma, and deep flavors of spice, dried fruit, and orange groves, imparted by first fill sherry seasoned oak casks from Spain. The casks are crafted by master craftsmen from Jerez de la Frontera, the home of sherry. The casks come from a single cooperage to ensure the highest quality for this rich single malt. Bringing together the mastery of the craftsmanship Lalique, this piece of timeless elegance comes in the beautiful Lalique crystal decanter that was designed exclusively
Situated on a ridge above the banks of the River Spey, the Easter Elchies House has been the spiritual home of The for over three centuries. In 1820, Alexander Reid sowed the fields surrounding the rented home with barley and established the first licensed distillery on the estate, which he named after an ancient church that had been destroyed by fire during the 15th century. In the slow winter days, Reid would ferment and distill his excess grains into whisky, which was often drunk straight from the still or sold to travelers passing through the town.
Today, The Macallan Estate encompasses 370 acres, 95 of which are devoted to the production of The Estate’s Minstrel barleyIn addition, the distillery contracts with farmers to purchase barley that is low in nitrogen and high in starch, resulting in a rich and oily whisky.
After the harvest, the barley is malted and mashed in one of The two mash tuns, a process that takes between four and eight hours. Then, the barley is fermented with a specially cultured yeast before being distilled twice through The Macallan’s copper-pot stills. The copper whisky comprising the stills acts as a catalyst and enhances the formation of sweet esters while minimizing impurities such as sulfur. In addition, the curiously small stills — some of “the smallest stills within the Scotch whisky industry,” according to production manager Alexander Tweedie — produce a whisky with a heavy, oily flavor.
The Macallan No.6 The Masters Decanter Series Single Malt Scotch.
Following distillation, The distillers remove the heads and tails of the whisky and collect approximately 16% of the spirit to fill into casks for maturation. This “cut,” which is among the highest of any Scottish distillery, results in a more full-bodied and richer whisky.