Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 42.7%
The famous Macallan 1861 Replica was bottled in 2002 and was the second release in the series of replicas released by Macallan to recreate the style of whisky from the nineteenth century. Of course, the only problem with this lovely idea was that the bottles that the replicas were based on were in fact clever fakes that the distillery had acquired.
Following an extended controversy, the replica series was eventually discontinued, but as an ironic twist the replica whiskies that Macallan created based on the fakes were actually pretty good, and over time these notorious replica series Macallans have eventually been recognised as interesting and very drinkable sherry-influenced Macallan whiskies in their own right - and at least they're real Macallans...