The first release in the now yearly Classic Cut Range by Macallan matured in sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain. As a US only release initially, this release sold out very quickly in Europe. It has since become a collector’s item. Perhaps the high ABV of 58.4% has something to do with this? It’s a single malt whisky with an ‘oomph’ for sure. All bottles come in their original card board outer case and in their original card board gift box.