Those of you who can appreciate a fine spirit will definitely be glad to know that Macallan has launched it’s the Macallan 40 Years Old whisky selection, which represents the latest addition in its Sherry Oak Range. This exquisite drink is part of a limited edition of 500 bottles, and it looks like only 70 of them will make their way to the United States.
If you want to know more about the Macallan 40 Years Old, we’ll tell you that it is aged in oak casts made out of wood from Northern Spain. The wood is shipped south after it spends some time drying in the open air, and it is shaped into casks and toasted over an open fire in the cooperages of Jerez. The casks are then filled with dry Oloroso sherry, and they are left to season for up to two years. In the end, they are emptied and shipped to Macallan’s distillery in Speyside, which means that creating a final cask can take as many as 6 years.