Courtesy my friend G. Hodder, some wunderlicious Macallan that issues from a NDM, thus very rare. It is called Battlehill Macallan 16 years old. It omits the definite article "The" as do the few merchant bottlings you see of this storied brand. (Hart is another that has occasionally issued a Macallan). It is soft, elegant, distillery-tasting yet with the grace that long aging can impart. You can connect it to the The Macallan yet it is somewhat different, perhaps the sherry cask it was aged in differs from what The Macallan uses, or maybe no sherry was used at all. Whatever explains it, it is a par excellence example of the greatness of Scotch whisky distillation and aging expertise.

Gary