1995 Macallan 14 Year Old, Petrus Cask Murray McDavid Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
What happens when you combine the most successful and beloved of all Speyside malts with the legendary wine of Bordeaux's Petrus and the mastery of Bruichladdich's Jim McEwan? You get elegance, intruigue, and succulence in an amazing bottle of whisky. The mellow and mild mannered sherry wood aged Macallan sees an amazing enhancement of red fruit highlights with a juicier mouthfeel without ever negating its finest attribute which has always been balance. The most tradtional and conservative of Scotland's whiskies, this transformation was obviously done with kid gloves so as not to adulterate the flavor, but rather to make it better. The sweetness is just a bit brighter and the supple textures are just a bit smoother. Jim McEwan continues to show us that no one understands the relationship of barrels to whisky better than he does.