THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
Litha means light and it was the name that the Celts gave to the summer solstice. The solstice is a tipping point. When two forces meet for the first time, it sparks a shift in the balance of nature. It is a powerful instant, an eternal first encounter that changes everything. It makes the days longer, bringing new light, new life, and it has been celebrated since antiquity by countless cultures across the world.
TROPICAL FRUITS, CHOCOLATE, SWEET OAK
The unique character and complex flavours of The Macallan Litha is derived from the use of first fill sherry seasoned oak casks, the whisky mingling with the sherry seasoned oak. The gentle scent of vanilla and butterscotch unites with a spark of citrus over a bright canvas of tropical fruits, reminiscent of a summer’s day and the radiance of the sun’s energy. As the flavour develops, smooth vanilla ice cream topped with a berry compote dances on the palate, beautifully balanced with warming wood spice, chocolate, salted caramel and pecans, with a lingering hint of sweet oak.