The Macallan brings back the Fine Oak Range to SA

When The Macallan discontinued their Fine Oak Range in SA a few years back, I was devastated to say the least. In fact, I’ve been hanging onto my 10 Year Old and 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Fine Oak bottles since then (they’re safely stored in the back of an obscure cupboard).

To be honest, I totally get the need to drop age statements, but I never really “took” to the new Macallan Range when it launched. Some of the range lacked the refinement that I had come to expect from The Macallan. So, forgive my extreme excitement at the news that the Fine Oak Range will be coming back to SA.


Fine Oak 15 will be re-introduced, and two new expressions will also be rolled out over the coming months, Fine Oak 12YO (not finished in Sherry Cask this time around) and the 18YO.

The Fine Oak range is triple cask matured in a combination of European oak sherry casks, American oak sherry seasoned casks and American bourbon casks, delivering a more diverse yet subtle style of whisky, whilst maintaining The Macallan’s core DNA which is a focus on sherry seasoned oak casks, natural colour, and rich, fruity full bodied flavours and mouth feel.

To craft Fine Oak, they bring new oak from America across thousands of miles to Spain, where oak casks are crafted and sherry seasoned before traveling to their distillery on Speyside to mature for twelve years.

I’m itching to try the whole range, so look out for my reviews in the coming months.

The Macallan Fine Oak Range is available from selected liquor stores and online retailers (RRP for 12 starts from R599, 15 – R999 and 18 from R2500 (Limited stock))

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