This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Macallan and bottled by Signatory Vintage. Selected by KLWines, this cask was filled with distillate from 2007 and bottled this year, without coloring or filtering. Let's see how it is.
Powerful rich toffee, vanilla bean, fresh baked cake, almost cinnamon and sugar. Rich apples, clove, melon and creme brulee. Lots going on, with no ethanol.
Sweet, syrupy and complex. Heat in check. Melons, pears, apples, sticky stewed fruits. Some ethanol grows over time. Lots of fig, blackberry and currant. For refill sherry, this is really showing lots of sherry character.
Long, sweet and complex. Oak structure is excellent and well in check. A bit of heat, but nothing crazy. Faint sulfur, loads of fig, berry, creamy sweetness and raspberry.
This is the second Macallan IB I've had lately and I thought the previous was great - but this is better. Insert Grand Tour meme here. This is complex, powerful, delicious and hits a lot of boxes.