The Macallan Ruby – Mark of Distinction
Glinting hues of red underpin the name of this unique whisky and speak to its intense flavours.
Nose: Disturbed from a long sleep in a dark and quiet warehouse, European oak piques the nose before reluctantly admitting rich, dried fruits and an edgy trickle of treacle. A hesitant sweetness enters, then oak reasserts itself, burnished and mature.
Palate: A rush of ginger, nutmeg and resin herald orange, sultana and raisin with their restrained but pervasive sweetness. Clove is here and gone, leaving oak the undisputed maestro.
Finish: The finish is long, lingering and reflective.