The Macallan's sherry wood program has been something that folks have been focused on, but they have been using other wood types for at least a few decades now. Launched in 2006, Macallan Fine Oak 17 is matured in a combination of three different wood types: European oak ex-Sherry, American oak ex-Sherry, and American oak ex-bourbon.
94 Points Whisky Advocate - Another of the Fine Oak series (aged in both bourbon and sherry casks), which will debut in the U.S. in March. Of the five Fine Oak expressions that will be in the U.S. (10, 15, 17, 21, and 30 year old), this is my favorite, slightly besting the 15 year old. Lovely sweet notes (creamy vanilla, light toffee, marshmallow, shortbread, and a kiss of honey) are accompanied by bright fruit (multi-layered citrus) and potpourri of dried spices, along with a hint of nut and wisp of smoke. A very refined and sophisticated whisky.