The Macallan Sienna – 1824 Series. The Macallan Sienna from the 1824 series is matured in sherry casks. The colouring is naturally occuring and this is the third darkest in the series
On the nose this has a buttery creamy quality, thick sweet malty goodness where the bourbon seems to meet you first with the sherry playing catch-up just ever so behind, but soon taking over. There’s an oaky cask quality about this, followed by a zesty, slightly sharp fizziness, and buckets of summery fruits jumping around their autumn cousins. A nose that keeps you smelling!
On the palate this dram is still silky smooth, medium oils in your mouth with just a sprinkling more of spice. Hold it on your tongue and the spices dissipate leaving the buttery creaminess that you found on the nose, it’s rich plum pudding with a small dollop of vanilla ice-cream that’s all melted down.
The finish has a slightly refreshing quality to it, menthols at first, soon followed by younger tasting autumn fruits, ripe young sultanas and toffee. It’s quite long and warming, and very nice.