Dram Review: The Macallan Rare Cask Black

[48%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・Limited Edition] Nose: The semi-indulging cured black cherry note is there, a combination of the oiliness of the malt and the tannins from the wood.  A generous dose of chocolate sundae sauce, carrying only a slight tinge of meatiness; the peat is hardly noticeable, only traces of ashes and dirts. Palate & Finish:…

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Dram Review: Mackillop’s Choice Macallan Single Cask Distilled 1992

[50.8%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2014・Mackillop’s Choice Bottling・Cask No. 10161・Single Cask Release of 280 Bottles] Nose: Clean and grassy on the nose, fresh pasture leading on some stone fruits with some almonds, hazelnuts and toasted fennel seeds in the background, rounding off with a faint floral note. Palate & Finish: Soft fruits with some…

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Dram Review: That Boutique-y Whisky Company Macallan Batch 4

[44.3%・NAS・Bottled in 2013・That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bottling・Limited Release of 203 Bottles] Nose: Charming nose with a velvet like setting, pear drops, toffee apples, soft honey, lemon butter and cereal conveying a pure joyous feeling. Palate & Finish: A lovely citrus driven malt, creamy with the oily caramel and juicy from the apricots and red apples…

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Whisky Review: The Macallan Edition No. 4

Style: Fruity, Malty and Spicy Nose:Begins with an upper layer of resin-mint spice and ground black pepper. Followed by sultanas, stewed summer berries and salted caramel balanced by the herbal and malty component. Youthful spirit no doubt, but it is reasonably sweet and vibrant. Blue berries, a few ginger shreds then plenty of fresh-cut grass.…

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Dram Review: The Macallan 18 Years Old Distilled in 1970 (Giovinetti & Figli Milano Bottling)

[43.0%・18 Years Old・Distilled in 1970・Bottled in 1988・Official Bottling for Giovinetti & Figli Milano・Limited Release] Nose: As things should be with antique Macallan aged in vintage Sherry casks, lemon preserve and afternoon red tea served whilst resting on a buttero leather armchair. Elegant with the raisins and tannins pleasingly and politely pile on, and leather unfolding…

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Dram Review: The Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years Old (Bottled in 2000)

[58.8%・10 Years Old・Bottled in 2000・Original Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The usual suspects of raisins and leather are heavily featured, there is a wee savoury note to it that comes with a light brush of floral honey.  The wood is quite prominent on the back end with hints of vanilla and cereal. Palate & Finish: The high ABV…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal “Whisky is Art” collection Macallan 1989 24 Years Old

Style: Citrus, Malty and Oaky Nose: Sweet malt syrup trickling down at the front, Tropicana orange juice injected with a fresh grassy breeze, while chilli spice floating on top of the surface. Clean malty aroma we have here. Ink sinks into lightly toasted oak, pretty nice depth. Palate: The sweet citrus-malt theme continues on the…

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Dram Review: The Macallan 18 Years Old Distilled in 1981

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

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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…

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Dram Review: The Macallan Reflexion

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: An elegant and effortless delivery of Sherry raisins and fine chocolate on the nose, combined with a silky vanilla note. There is perhaps no surprise at all. Palate & Finish: The sweet note is persistent with just a hint of buttery barley.  Sweet chocolate and ripe red fruits seamlessly…

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