Insider knowledge: The Macallan Director's Edition The 1700 Series whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be The Macallan Director's Edition The 1700 Series whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Spiced and ginger, vanilla cream and barrel char, lavender, parma violets, lemon zest.
Palate: Sweet and zesty, notes of spice, malt and tangy citrus, a little fudge, cocoa and nutmeg.
Finish: Long and spiced, tar and linseed oil.
Hello there! The Speyside region is geographically located within the Highlands (see: http://www.scotch-whisky.org.uk/understanding-scotch/whisky-regions-tours/), which means that legally they can call themselves a Highland whisky. It's rather confusing, but legal, and the Macallan (along with Glenfarclas) are very much Speyside whiskies. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
23rd June 2014
In this websites details about this bottle, it says Region Speyside. the bottle says Highland. Im i missing something?
22nd June 2014
"A beautiful Scotch worthy of The Macallan name. I bought a special boutique gift set complete with nosing glass for $49.99 at Costco. So Master of Malt you better lower your prices."
Bought mine today, my wife tried to make me put it back! For $49.99 it is a steal!
12th April 2014
This is a blend of different aged single malts to get the desired final product.
26th December 2013
A beautiful Scotch worthy of The Macallan name. I bought a special boutique gift set complete with nosing glass for $49.99 at Costco. So Master of Malt you better lower your prices. This Scotch has a velvety smooth texture with hints of caramel and nutmeg and a bit of Christmas cake sweetness but not overpowering sweet. The only Macallan
that I've had that is better is the Macallan 15yr old which is pure gold and rivals the Glennfiddich 18yr as the Best Scotch I've ever had.
13th December 2013
As it's a No Age Statement whisky, The Macallan don't provide any information about how old it is, I'm afraid. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
9th October 2013
How old is this scotch?
As above add a drop or two of water to really experience the flavour and aromas, not too sweet and not too subtle balanced just perfectly, would recommend
25th June 2013
Superb! Great notes. Fantastic finish. To say it is very drinkable is cheating it with an understatement. Hope to find this on the shelves in the US in abundance! Thank you. Cheers. JKR
31st December 2012
I just killed mine a wonderful very smooth, (TIP) use a few drops of water it really opens the flavor and aroma up.
one of the most wonderful scotches I have had the pleasure of obtaining.
29th November 2012