Dram Review: The Macallan 18 Years Old Distilled in 1980

[43.0%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1980・Original Bottling・General Release]

Nose:

A thick presence of pu-erh tea and old school Sherry casks, some lighter red apple notes amidst the heaviness of the Christmas cake.  The floral note is dry and intense, and the nose becomes more tannic as time passes.

Palate & Finish:

A steady syrupy sweetness of toffee and raisins sipping in and out, a sprinkling of Christmas spices as the dark chocolate draws out the bitterness to even out the sweetness.

Steadily satisfying finish.

Thoughts:

Your typically pleasing classic Mac, I will leave it at that.

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas