1) Macallan 12 aged in Sherry Oak barrels
2) Macallan 15 aged in Fine Oak barrels
3) Macallan 17 aged in Fine Oak barrels and then were served
4) Macalllan 18 aged in Fine Oak barrels.
There was also a presentation and the host / emcee described each sample. Lori was not a big fan of the Scotch, but she enjoyed the history lessons. The host also shared a story of a very rare bottle that sold on auction for $460K – it was over 60 years old and from the one barrel, it had evaporated down to a bottle and a few shots. The shots were sold off too and some of the proceeds went to a clean water project in Africa. Below is a picture of a $20K bottle of Macallan.
From a tasting perspective, the Macallan 18 was the best and it was very smooth that only comes from age. Depending on where you purchase it, Macallan 18 is ~$80 - $100 / bottle. The younger Scotches are cheaper and the older Scotches are more expensive.
The Macallan - http://www.themacallan.com
The Brown Palace - http://www.brownpalace.com/