THINGS YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT MACALLAN WHISKEY
All of our whiskies take 100% of their color from the wood in which they are matured. As wood is a natural product, each tree is different and in turn, imparts different flavors and colors to the whisky during maturation. The skill of the whisky makers ensures color is as consistent as possible from bottling to bottling, through the management and selection of the casks which provide the spectrum of natural color essential to The Macallan single malt.
The Macallan works closely with fully integrated ‘tree to finished seasoned cask’ companies in Spain; to identify the oak trees in the forests of northern Spain, fell the trees, saw and air dry the oak staves before shipping them to the south for further air-drying to reduce the moisture even more. The casks are then seasoned for 18 months before making the journey to Scotland where they are filled with The Macallan ‘new make’ spirit.