Dram Review: The Macallan 18 Years Old Distilled in 1981

[43.0%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1981・Original Bottling・General Release]


The mahogany and Spanish oak take a commanding lead as stickily sweet brown sugar draws out perhaps a hint of sweet smoke.  There is a curious hint of acidity to the casks driven dark fruits, lime perhaps.

Palate & Finish:

A satisfying dose of concentrated sweetness from the raisins and caramel as a layer of coconut cream is laid underneath.  Some banoffee notes in the mix as the dram opens up.

A stately finishing of British afternoon tea spooned with softly textured milk, hints of raspberries chiming along as well.


Imagine back in the day when one would casually crack a bottle of this to share with friends at dinner parties, what legendary evenings those would be..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]