Amber is part of The Macallan’s new no age statement range of Speyside single malts, which concentrates on colour. By using 100% sherry casks and natural colour, the darker the whisky, the older and more complex.
Polite, almost apologetic at first, with a floral, citrus sweet nose that gains presence, commanding a chorus of vanilla notes over freshly harvested grain. Raisin, sultana and cinnamon look on as toffee apples and candy floss step into the limelight.
Fresh green apples and lemons mingle with cinnamon. Ginger notes hover as fruit takes over, with subtle oak lingering in the wings.
Light to medium with soft fruits and cereal, slightly dry.