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The Macallan 1861 Replica
The Macallan 1861 Replica Rare Reserve Old Highland Malt Whisky. The bottle, labels and the whisky itself have been recreated from an original bottling of 1861 Macallan from Craigellachie wine merchant John McWilliam.
Released in 2002, this was the second in Macallan's series of replicas.
Produced from 28 different barrels, this is a truly fabulous drop from the house of Macallan and with its voluminous, strong sherried style.
Matured in exquisite Sherry barrels, the Macallan Replica 1861 is one of the best whiskies in its class and ensures a perfect combination of sherry, malt, light smoke, citrus and caramel notes, (see tasting noted below).
The Macallan Distillery was fortunate enough to acquire a very rare bottle of original The Macallan 1861 from a private collection in 1998, and presented Bob Dalgarno, Whisky Maker, with the formidable challenge of creating this spectacular replica.
The result is this incredible throwback bottled at 42.7% abv N.A.S. with a current value of over £1000.
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The Macallan 1861 Replica - Tasting Notes
For this fabulous whisky, we have deferred to the tasting notes of two of the whisky world's most revered voices, David Broom and the late Michael Jackson. These were their notes as published in issue 20 of Whisky Magazine.
Nose: Potpourri. Spice cupboard. Flapjack. Syrup. Rosewater. Custard.
Palate: Slippery-smooth. Very sweet. Perfumy. Anis. Restrained fruitiness. Candied orange peel. Delicious sherry character. Great depth of flavour.
Finish: Toasty dryness. Long, soothing.
Comment: Quite an achievement. Like the previous 'replica' edition, this is more delicate than the robustly sherried Macallans of today.
Nose: Citric yet soft and juicy: zabaglione, cereal (Weetabix), orange (Seville), heather blossom, smoke.
Palate: Perfumed and juicily soft with some sweetness. Dried apricot, orange peel, clove-like notes, walnut. Light peat. Dries as you hold it in the mouth. Good weight.
Finish: Sultana cake, coriander powder, hint of smoke.
Comment: Like the touch of peat-when's that batch getting bottled?
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