G&M Macallan Speymalt 2005 43% Scotland
It's pretty rare to find Macallan as anything other than the official distillery release, where prices have raised more in line with its fame than anything else. However, independent whisky bottlers Gordon and MacPhail have a long-standing relationship with the distillery and are one of the few to get their hands on the malt. Distilled in 2005 and matured in sherry casks, this is a delicious, rounded expression of Macallan with raisin, chocolate orange, dried fruits and gentle, nutty oak. With the older vintages proving highly collectible, Burns Night is the perfect excuse to get hold of a bottle.