Macallan Select Oak

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Thanks to scotchguy_to for sharing this sample!

So I’m at this tasting. And if you’re ever at a tasting, with people who understand how to do tastings right, you’ll have a whisky to open up your taste buds.

Which for me means something inexpensive, and typically a Speyside. And to help out my writing, I review this dram.

Thus we started with Macallan Select Oak, which fits the bill perfectly. Macallan Select Oak is part of the 1824 collection, specifically for the travel market. It’s a combination of first-fill Oloroso European sherry cask whisky and American oak casks that had previously held either more Oloroso or bourbon.

Which is interesting. This almost seems like a NAS version of the Fine Oak line, which typically have an age statement, are a higher proof, and can’t be found in some places.

Granted recently the demand for Macallan has seen more and…

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