Part of the Exceptional Single Cask series from The Macallan, this single cask release was distilled in April 1997 and matured for more than 22 years in a European oak sherry butt. The cask was reserved in April 2019 by Whisky Maker Sarah Burgess for inclusion in the prestigious ESC series. Bottled in August of that year at a natural cask strength of 57.6% abv, just 581 bottles were produced as an exclusive for the European, Asian and Global Travel Retail markets, with bottles also available direct from The Macallan.
The nose has smoked almonds and cloves, with orange oil, dried fruits and mature oak. The palate brings a sweet and spicy ginger to the fore, with oak spice, liquorice and bitter orange, before a medium length finish with a dry nuttiness.