Luxury Libation: Macallan 25-Year-Old Fine Oak

A single malt for the holidays.


On a cold winter's day in New York City's East Village, my friends

and I went to a bar around the corner from where I lived and ordered my father's favorite drink: a rusty nail. One healthy dose of Macallan single-malt scotch and a splash of Drambuie, this hard-nosed cocktail warmed my throat, stung my nose, and made me a bit teary-eyed. But, boy, did it taste good—like peaches and blood oranges and honey and saffron. It evoked fond memories of my
father mingling with friends and family at significant occasions. With the holidays at our doorstep, the award-winning Macallan 25-Year-Old Fine Oak is an exquisite gift, priced around $500 for a 750ml bottle. Devotees of the single malt will enjoy the rich, robust aroma, with hints of blood orange and wood spice, as well as coconut and vanilla flavors. It's sure to be a treat for any special occasion.

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