Macallan Elegancia 1991 12yo
This Macallan Elegancia was distilled in 1991 and bottled at 12 years old in 2003.
Elegancia means ‘elegance and beauty of movement or expression’ which is very appropriate. Macallan Elegancia was matured in a combination of light, crips Fino sherry and dark, rich Oloroso sherry.
On the nose it is has light toffee and vanilla, citrus and nutty, floral, light wood and spice. To taste it is light with wood spices and lemon citrus, combined with toffee and nuts. The finish is sweet, spice and vanilla.
On the 2nd June 2018 Macallan opened their new £140 milllion disitllery in the grounds of Easter Elchies Manor House. It was designed by a London based company, Rodgers Stirk Harbour + Partners and has the most complicated roof structure in the world. 1,800 beams, 2,400 roof elements and more than 380,000 individual components. 95% of the energy used at the distillery will be from renewable resources.
Macallan name comes from Gaelic. Magh meaning ‘fertile ground’ and Ellan which is a reference to St Fillan who spent time in Scotland in the eighth century. The distillery was established 1824.