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
January 25, 2011
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.
December 3, 2010
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
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
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
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
March 28, 2010
A marvelous old-fashioned sherry whisky, very dry but still smooth and not overly spicy. – Score: 91/100
February 12, 2010
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 ?
December 28, 2009
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
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
August 23, 2009
A very well-balanced whisky. The finish fits well and does not dominate. – Score: 85/100
April 29, 2013
It all started with Glenmorangie.since the 1990s the concept of multiple cask maturation of whisky ahs been established in the industry.
March 17, 2013
Yet another time the issue of investing in whisky resurfaces. In a way this is starting to get tiresome, but I believe this news is too important to be ignored.
February 27, 2013
A spectre is haunting the whisky world – the spectre of No Age Statement whisky.
January 31, 2013
Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible
January 4, 2013
A closer look at an interesting phenomenon.
January 2, 2013
Looking back at 2012, it was quite a turbulent year in the whisky business, particularly in the second half. Lots of things have happened, so it is worthwhile to take a break and reflect some of the major milestones.
January 1, 2013
I am not too much of a statistics geek, but every once in a while it is quite interesting to have a closer look at what happens on the blog.
December 20, 2012
Because whisky geeks often use abbreviations that may not always be understandable for less experienced whisky lovers here is a list that also includes a few slang terms for whisky distilleries or brands.
December 10, 2012
The web just loves Top Ten lists, my Twitter feed is full of links to all kinds of booze-related Top Ten of whatever. Sometimes they are funny, sometimes they are informative, more often than not they are plain annoying.
November 28, 2012
Yesterday I came across a news article in French about Rémy Cointreau’s plans for the newly acquired Bruichladdich distillery
November 12, 2012
On Friday, the long-negotiated deal between Diageo and United spirits has finally been finalized. Diageo pays £1.3 billion for a 53.4% stake in the company.
November 5, 2012
Lamenting about rising whisky prices has become a regular pastime. So I think it is time to have a closer look at how much prices have actually risen over the last years.
October 29, 2012
Musings about failed luxury whisky auctions and whisky investment
October 18, 2012
Just like last year I took the opportunity to combine a few days of mini holiday in London with attending the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
September 18, 2012
Thoughts on the current trend of whisky charity auctions.
September 11, 2012
When Macallan officially launched their new no-age-satement “1824 series”, this highlighted a very interesting conflict of philosophies within the whisky industry.
July 23, 2012
It’s been pretty exactly three years since this blog went online…Time flies indeed. I thought I’d share some of the experiences I made.
June 27, 2012
Yesterday Macallan invited a selection of important whisky people to Easter Elchies for a special presentation. It turned out to be big news indeed.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition