New to South Africa, the Macallan 18yo Fine Oak is matured in the same 'triple cask' combination as the rest of the Fine Oak range: European oak casks seasoned with sherry, American oak casks seasoned with sherry and American oak casks seasoned with bourbon. The result is less sherry, and a lighter style 18yo. Still very refined and great to drink though. Bottled at 43%.
Nose: Heady, exotic and floral with a hint of jasmine and tropical fruit.
Palate: Soft and rich with a hint of citrus, spice and wood smoke (but not a peated smoke), more like a charred wood influence.
Finish: Lingering with a hint of orange zest