New whisky for tasting in Wroclaw

The Macallan Fine Oak 8 years old / 40%/ 0,7l – Macallan Distillery built its reputation on claim that European oak sherry casks are the only type of wood used for whisky aging. In 2004 however, The Edrington Group, Macallan parent company, launched multi million-dollar campaign for Fine Oak series, range of Macallan single malts aged in combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The youngest one in the range, 8 years old, was designated for the Italian market, and described as “whisky carefully matured in a unique combination of bourbon and sherry oak casks”. Fine Oak series has been gradually phased out in recent years.
Nose: malty, with notes of vanilla, white chocolate, apple skins, oak shavings, hints of hay and aniseed and touches of licorice and mint.
Palate: soft, malty and slightly grassy, breakfast cereals, some apples and gooseberries, caramel, vanilla and oak.
Finish: rather short, malty and oaky with hints of vanilla.