Macallan Exceptional Single Cask 2002-2017 is an exquisite single cask bottling of Macallan single malt, released for the 2017 Exceptional Single Cask range. The whisky has a classic rich Macallan profile with notes of dried fruit, vanilla, ginger and sultana. It was distilled on 4 March 2002 and matured in European oak sherry butt #2017-ESB-2339/05 for 15 years, before being bottled on 31 August 2017 at 58.5%. The Exceptional Single Cask range was released exclusively for the United States and Asia. The series is named after the 1990s Exceptional Cask range, which has been described as “the greatest Macallan of them all”. Only 286 bottles of Macallan Exceptional Single Cask 2002-2017 have been released.