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Macallan — Dramming


Macallan 15 yo Darkness! PX Finish

May 14, 2014
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Not really dark at all, but a very nice whisky. The nutty aromas work welll with the sherry fruit, water increases the spiciness. – Rating: 86/100

Macallan Gold, Amber and Sienna Compared

August 18, 2013
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Finally I have the chance to review three of the four new NAS Macallans in a side-by-side comparison.

Macallan 1990/2006 Mackillop’s Choice

March 27, 2012

This is form a pretty tired cask. It’s not bad whisky at all but it doesn’t leave lasting impressions in your memory. – Rating: 81/100

Comparing Two Macallan 10 yo Cask Strength

January 25, 2011
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The Macallan 10 yo CS is not easy to come by these days and you have to be prepared to pay significantly more than for the standard sherried 10 yo. Yet I was fortunate enough to secure 2 samples of different batches.

Macallan 12 yo

December 3, 2010
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Much creamier and noticeably more mature than the 10 yo Sherrry Wood. The nose is terrific, and it’s also intensive on the palate despite the 40% bottling strength. The best value of the Macallan standard range. – Rating: 85/100

Macallan SMWS 24.111

September 21, 2010

A quite unusual but very enjoyable Macallan most probably from a Fino sherry cask. The richness in aromatic spice flavours is well balanced with fresh citrus notes. – Rating: 85/100

Macallan 18 yo 1987 vintage

June 15, 2010

This kind of whisky is what made The Macallan famous. A perfect balance of sherry and oak with a plethora of fruit and spice flavours. The Sherry Oak 18s are becoming harder and harder to find though, which unfortunately also shows on the price tag. – Rating: 92/100

Macallan Estate Oak

April 17, 2010

The nose is quite pleasant, but the flavours on the palate are a bit too weak to stand up against the wood spice. – Score: 78/100

Macallan 18 yo 1979 vintage

March 28, 2010

A marvelous old-fashioned sherry whisky, very dry but still smooth and not overly spicy. – Score: 91/100

Whisky Cocktail Recipe: The Machattan

February 12, 2010
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I have always wondered why there are so little cocktails based on sherry. After pondering this for a while I had an idea: Why not make a Manhattan-like cocktail with sherry and a sherried Scotch ?

Macallan 10 yo

December 28, 2009
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Great nose, palate is a bit weaker due to the bottling strength. But still a very nice basic sherry malt with good value for the money – Score: 82/100

Macallan 1991 16 yo Wilson & Morgan

December 16, 2009

This whisky is not easy to handle. It needs much water until it becomes less spirity, and then the taste is diluted a bit too much for me. – Score: 77/100

Macallan 1989/2005 Murray McDavid

August 23, 2009

A very well-balanced whisky. The finish fits well and does not dominate. – Score: 85/100