In reply of coloring of The Macallan!
For your interest,
There still seems to be people here on this forum who believe that Macallan has used E150 in the past. Now I've been in contact with The Macallan and they asured me that they never have used E150 in the past aswell as today. The color of the Macallan whisky is based on a pure natural color. That not only goes for the Classic Macallan but also for the Fine Oak.
There's a list posted here wich indicated that the Macallan should have used E150, well that list is in my eyes very questionable because of some other whiskies I found from wich I know they never contained any E150, but the latter is not the issue here.
What might happen in the past, is that a few bottles of Macallan got a wrong label. But that matter was solved very quickly and they could trace that back as an production error.
A few years ago there has been a discussion similar like this in were the Macallan was acused of using E150. Now it has been a very very large discussion and I rember it well. In the end there was a reply from The Macallan in the Whisky Magazine it self, that they never use any E150 at all (not even in the past). For those who are interested: look for the postings of September the 1st 2002 the author was Oliver. Just in the beginning of following the year - and I believe from some of involvement from the Whisky Magazine - The Macallan came back with a statement in wich they answered the final question do we use E150 or not. I believe it satisfied a lot of us here. But it's very sad to read that people still think about a: 'heavy cloag of caramel" and that that comes from the E150 or spirit caramel. For those of you who are interested, look for Issue 28 page 74 there you can read the statement from the Macallan.
The Macallan has no control of what so ever on what third parties will do with their whisky, therefor The Macallan is not responsible for their production methods.
Now either myself or The Macallan will no longer take part in these discussions of using E150 0r not, because the answer is no, Macallan doesn't use any E150 at all.