The Macallan toasts global success as fine oak 21 Years Old wins ultimate trophy - 16th March 2010
16.03.10 - The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Years Old Single Malt scooped the top prize, the esteemed Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman’s Trophy, at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Following four stages of competitive judging over the course of three days, Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman’s Trophy winners were arrived at based on their aggregate score on the 100-point scale. The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Years Old scored the highest marks - 97.
Ken Grier, Director of Malts, The Edrington Group, commented: “This fantastic award reinforces The Macallan’s position as a producer of world class premium Single Malt Scotch whisky. It is an outstanding accolade for the brand and testament to the quality and craftsmanship that goes into making our Single Malt.
“This award is particularly important as the competition is based on integrity, method and credibility, all of which is embodied in The Macallan Single Malt, the world’s most precious whisky.”
This Fine Oak is unique in being triple cask matured; it’s the most successful launched product in Single Malt and now accounts for about 1 in 4 of every glass of Macallan sold around the world.
In addition, Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Malt, The Macallan 1824 Collection Select Oak and The Macallan 1824 Collection Estate Reserve had the distinction of all reaching the semi-final and were awarded ‘extraordinary and ultimate recommendation’ in their categories.
The Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s (UBC) inaugural Ultimate Spirits Challenge, which was held in New York on 1-3 March, was established by renowned American beverage alcohol critic F. Paul Pacult. More than 520 entries were received from companies worldwide, but only a dozen were awarded the USC Chairman’s Trophy as the highest scoring spirits of their category.
The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Years Old
This legendary Single Malt is triple cask matured for a minimum of 21 years, in a unique, complex combination of exceptional oak casks, Spanish oak casks seasoned with sherry and American oak casks seasoned with bourbon. This triple cask matured combination delivers an extraordinary smooth, delicate yet complex Single Malt.
Colour: Light Amber
Nose: Intense and rich, with a hint of vanilla and passion fruit
Palate: Soft, rich and spicy with a hint of oranges and peat
Finish: Lingering, with a hint of wood smoke
Are we looking for the unique whisky advent calendar for the run-up to Christmas? With 24 whiskies in each all with different types of whisky, you know you're in for a treat. We have over 50 calendars that can be bought online that contain whisky and other spirits. To see the full section, please go to Whisky Advent Calanders
on Planet Whiskies.
Gordon & MacPhail Reveals Unique Single Malts For Christmas: Malts from Old Pulteney and Glenlivet
Published Date: 14th November 2019
Single malt whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a duo of special bottlings from its iconic Connoisseurs Choice range for Christmas gifting. Read more
Islay whisky collection up for auction in aid of RNLI: A Group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries Goes Under The Hammer
Published Date: 14th November 2019
The Islay Sea Collection, a group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries presented in a one of a kind display case is set to go under the hammer in this month’s Just Whisky auction with all proceeds going to the Portrush and Islay volunteer lifeboat crews. Read more