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Macallan Night on Earth in Scotland 2022 Review

Description: This limited-edition (and relatively budget-friendly) Macallan combines ex-Sherry and bourbon casks to comemorate the Scottish new year’s celebration of Hogmanay.

Nose: The marketing copy for this whisky emphasizes the shortbread notes and it’s not wrong. However, I find that it’s grape juice that dominates the nose, with supporting roles played by vanilla, pears, caramel and malty cereal such as Shreddies.

Taste: A very nice combination of vanilla and grapefruit is supported by grapes, demerara sugar, pecans, and apple crumble.

A Night on Earth in Scotland is created from a selection of The Macallan’s exceptional American and European oak sherry seasoned casks, along with American ex-bourbon barrels to deliver its rich, sweet shortbread-like character. A whisky referencing the rich Scottish delicacy traditionally gifted and eaten at Hogmanay, punctuated by festive notes of dried orange and spice.A Perfect Pairing: Sip neat with shortbread on the side.

Nose: Vanilla, butter rich, baked apple, baking biscuits, plum and almond

Palate:  Soft velvety sweetness reminiscent of shortbread with a rich mouth coating, vanilla sweetness, with lightly toasted marshmallow, dried oranges, fig and cinnamon

Finish: Medium finish with sweet butterscotch and freshly baked biscuits

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