Initially an exclusive release for the Taiwanese market, this is a gloriously exotic and full flavoured release from Highland masters Macallan. Four different cask types were utilised in the creation of Aurora, the finished article emerging as a sweet sherried expression with prominent notes of ginger, cinnamon and coca also evident.
About the distillery
Macallan Distillery, region Speyside, located in Craigellachie was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid. Alexander ran the distillery until his death in 1847 when his son Alexander Jnr was inherited the distillery. Alexander Jnr enrolled partners James Davidson & James Shearer into the distillery. The group employed a policy to use only the highest grade barley. James Davidson Died in 1868 and James Stewart a tenant took control of the distillery in 1868 and went on to fully own the distillery in 1886. Stewart began constructing a 2nd distillery Glen Rothes but fell to financial difficulty in 1870. In 1892 Roderick Kemp became the owner of the Distillery and re-named the company R.Kemp Macallan-Glenlivet in the hope to promote the distillery with the location it say within. Kemp refurbished and expanded the distillery. Roderick Kemp Died in 1909 however the distillery remained in the Kemp family until the 1990's. Between Highland distillers, Remy Cointreau and Suntory all at some point in the 90's owning a part of Macallan it Eventually fell into the hands of the Edrington Group after acquiring Highland Distillers. Macallan constructed a new £140 Million distillery and visitor centre in the Easter Elchies region in 2018 and the distillery is considered one of the finest pieces of architectural work there can possibly be. Macallan is one of the most sought after whiskies for collectors on the market to date, with such high demands for their whisky they don't tend to release limited releases on a first come first serve basis, the operate a ballot service allowing fair opportunity for those eho seek to purchase the limited releases produced.
- Distillery Macallan