The Macallan REFLEXION represents the natural colour and beauty of The Macallan - a true reflection of the foremost influence of first fill sherry seasoned oak casks. This exceptional single malt has drawn its colour and flavour from maturation in smaller hogshead casks allowing a greater surface area of wood to interact with the whisky to deliver an intricate character driven by the influence of both Spanish and American oak casks. A deep red mahogany hue, taken directly from the cask, is beautifully enhanced by the angular facets of the carefully crafted decanter. The depth of colour coupled with the complex flavour of REFLEXION, derive from the casks selected for this distinctive expression by The Macallan's Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno. Bold and full-bodied, REFLEXION is a celebration of floral and vanilla notes, punctuated with fresh apples and apricots.
Orange and citrus fruits open up like fresh fruit on a sunny market day. Their zest is fresh, the fruit is firm. A slight waxy note fades to fresh green apples. Then the sweet stall: chocolate, thick fudge, boiled sweets, aniseed; caramel toffees almost overwhelm whilst white chocolate truffles are hidden. Just as you are ready to taste, a delivery of bananas in fresh, sweet oak arrives.
Initial light citrus zest with new oak quickly gives way to a juicier sweetness, thick and succulent, of lemon and orange. Raisin, sultana and apple, with a hint of cinnamon and ginger, are subtle.
Boiled sweets add balance to a glimpse of toasted oak to give a medium and soft finish.