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Macallan Classic Cut

Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited 2017 Edition
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Sherry Seasoned Oak Casks from Jerez
Number of bottles
90000
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
11 Oct 2017 5:09 pm by Candide
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 328.04

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85 × member ratings

484 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Classic Cut

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 points

  1. zerttbone scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Love this bottle the minute i opend it . the smell, the smooth color palet on this abv. Better then i espacted . Much better.
    • Nose
      what a nose... just maybe i sniff another sample before from a japanese brand but, the sweet cherry oak nice fruit and caramel/ chocolate.
    • Taste
      very subtile for this strong beast! almost unbelieveble soft. very smooth , fruit , light oak and again caramel, fading to orange fruit , ginger, nuts...
    • Finish
      ginger! pretty long then going to sweet oak.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    yes this is whisky, yes you can drink - quite honestly - I just poured the 2nd Dram to verify my opinion of the first attempt conscientiously - the rest is given away - I can not understand how the stuff 90+ points not even how to get over 86 I get the impression of pink glasses without justifying someone what, to justify themselves for the expensive purchase price, or do you all have the cellar full of stuff? :)
    A dear guest brought me a bottle and we opened it together - I do not care about the price - I just can not understand these ratings.
    • Nose
      83 83
      smooth acidic creamy but monotonous sherry nose without peculiarities, a hint of caramel and vanilla, then rather bitter walnut shells and dry tannins, furniture polish, hiding behind a clear youthful metal touch that stings easily
    • Taste
      82 82
      beautiful sweet sour sherry aromas, red berries, orange, roasted almonds, but also metallic youth - the first impression is more 85+ then it will be bitter and young - that just seems cheap - I give the sensorial a maximum of 10 years Fasssreifung, beautiful barrels - too little Time, he bites noticeably in the tongue without water
    • Finish
      82 82
      heat very strong, toasty, waxy, the fruit notes are quickly gone, it still warms long, nothing burns here anymore

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, that's a really good Macallan again. The cask strength is doing really well.
    • Nose
      A full barrage of sherry, raisins, but also lighter red fruits, fresh and fruity, dark chocolate, espresso, slightly leathery, a bit like the 12er but much more intense, some menthol, lumumba, slightly nutty, roasted
    • Taste
      intense, roasted nuts, hanuta, raisins, heavy sherry notes, espresso, slightly bitter dryness, bittersweet, some oak, now it is fresher, slightly lighter, the nuts are omnipresent, the fruits are lighter again with very light acidity
    • Finish
      Fairly creamy on the finish, some fruit peel, hazelnut, a potpourri of fruit, long-lasting

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A very modern whisky where it feels like the oak is doing pretty much everything, and the spirit doesn't have a whole lot to say.
    • Nose
      Very expressive, it jumps out of the glass. Lots of sultanas, raisins and the sort. And by lots, I mean probably more dominant than I've ever encountered. Also vanilla, honey and nutmeg. Finally a slight burnished note, which is not okay.
    • Taste
      Nice and creamy stuff. Lots of caramel and vanilla, and a hint of cherry syrup. The honey makes an encore on the palate, which is also quite spicy. The oak is pretty present as well.
    • Finish
      Bitter fresh ginger, oak and sweet caramel.

  5. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dark fruit (sultanas, raisins, prunes), sweet, sherry, oaky, vanilla, honey, spicy (ginger, nutmeg)
    • Taste
      Sweet, red fruit (cherries, berries), caramel, spicy (nutmeg, ginger, pepper), vanilla, chocolate, oranges, lemons
    • Finish
      Long, dry, oaky, spicy

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    frankly, a little disappointment. The Sienna for comparison was so much tastier and more mature. The Classic Cut has power, but still too much youth to be able to play seriously. He almost breaks up with water.
    • Nose
      The nose is strong, sherry, but also beautiful oak notes, a little more fruity (than the Sienna) and tends to younger. Even a touch of caraway is there. It becomes very fruity with water and can no longer hide the youth.
    • Taste
      In the mouth then very pure, almost sprightly, hints of fruit and milk chocolate. Harmless with water, some fruit, some oak.
    • Finish
      if the alcohol is gone cocoa, milk chocolate, oak, sherry, quite creamy and delicious.

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Quite a thick nose. Raisins, chocolate, plumes, sugar syrup. cherries, caramel, vanilla, with a slight creamy note
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oak, dark chocolate, clove. Rather warm and hot from the alcohol. More oak, black pepper spicy, together with some burned notes... not that pleasant. With time more cherries.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry and spicy, but not very long.

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