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Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.30/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks from Jerez, Spain
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0218W L2
Barcode
5010314017408
Added on
14 Oct 2017 11:44 am by Z28Pete
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 95,00

4 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Worth it

    Ah, the classic 12 years old Macallan on sherry oak… who does not long for the days when this was just a standard whisky? And the flagship of the distillery. Affordable and very good. The malt on which the distillery built its reputation. Tasted many times, but never put my thoughts to paper. Why? Thanks to my whisky buddy Patrick, I can now rectify that situation.

    Silky soft nose with an intense fruitiness on all kinds of dark and overripe fruits. Try as you might, there is no way you are not going to like this.

    More of the same on the palate. Good body, soft and sweet, almost feminine. Intense sherry notes, as if a drop of PX was added to my glass. Good balance, nice spiciness (vanilla, ginger) and great taste. Yes, this is actually complex indeed.

    The finish… could have been a bit longer though. I accuse the ABV. But nice on cloves, orange peel and soft caramel. Mildly drying.

    While 95 EUR is quite steep for a 12 years old whisky, this one is worth it. If it were bottled at 50%, I’d even pay 120 EUR for it. Thanks for the generous sample, Patrick!

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great malt - a milestone among the 12-year-olds - for decades a figurehead of this highly-traded distillery!
    Distillery quality + good barrels + maturity phase !!!

    [Color] (darker) amber;
    • Nose
      soft, intense sherry, honey, coffee, spice (ginger);
    • Taste
      equal sherry aromas, soft taste development, dark fruits, dates, raisins, spices, bitter, coffee, complex;
    • Finish
      very soft, medium length finish, oak, leather, dark chocolate, with a dry finish;

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