Macallan Select Oak

Overall rating
81.32/100
votes
308
Whiskybase ID
WB10384
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 1824 Collection
Bottled
2009
Casktype
Sherry & Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5010314078003
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
20 sep 2009 10:24 pm

Average value

€ 186.18

24 × in wishlist

308 × member ratings

1195 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan Select Oak

33 users have left 37 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.32 points.

  1. sarthur71 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    rare shit at a cosmic price
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. og187 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. og187 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Fresh sherry, citrus, simple
    • Taste
      80 80
      Drinking, sweetish, simple
    • Finish
      77 77
      Simple

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. gustundag scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      red apple
      medicinal
      caramel
    • Taste
      84 84
      sweet
      dried fruit
    • Finish
      84 84
      caramel
      sherry

  7. NcOne scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Pretty nice reasonably priced bottle from Mac. Entrylevel stuff, but an enjoyable sip. These kind of bottles are awesome. You can just buy them without any risk. Spend the money and you can be sure to get your moneys worth.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Sherry. Vanilla. Dried fruits.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Nice and easy. Nothing spectacular, but nice. Some spices. Dried fruits. Benefits from the sherry cask portion.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium ending. Leaves a nice fruity oiliness in the mouth. Some vanilla jumping in your tongue as well..

  8. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Mild and drinkable dram.
    • Nose
      It tingles the nose a little. Dark fruits. Plums, blackberries, figs. Bit of a cigar box - cedar wood and sweet tobacco.
      After the first sip, sweeter like vanilla and marzipan.
    • Taste
      Mild and sweet. Creamy mouthfeel. Lots of dark fruits and chocolate. Here, too, mild, sweet cigar tobacco. Will be very sweet.
    • Finish
      Mild and soft. Medium length. Slightly spicy with a few walnuts.

  9. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Begins with a clear nutty maltiness, gradually followed by vanilla, brown sugar and chocolate with caramel pieces. Becomes a bit more sryry-toned over time. Later also some oak.
    • Taste
      Spicy-malty start with nutty sherry tones. Then dark chocolate, dried figs, melted brown sugar and "giant" chewing clay.
    • Finish
      Medium long and very chocolaty. Later also roasted hazelnuts.

  11. OKoster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A bottle that I likes to have in my collection. However, until it was delivered! This version is a 1L bottle and therefore larger in size than the usual 0.7L bottles. The result is that this bottle does not fit on one of my whisky shelves. Anyway, a little while and Macallan is also for sale in the supermarket ;-)

    This single malt whisky is from the Macallan 1824 Collection and exclusively available for Travel Retail. Aged in an American oak and European sherry casks, its bottled at 80 proof without an age statement.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. mrgood scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Tasted this Select Oak (supposedly 12yr but NAS) along side Macallan Maker's Edition (supposedly 18yr but NAS) and Macallan Estate Reserve (supposed 21yr but NAS). This one was easily the starter of the bunch, nowhere near the level of the others... though I'd definitely take this over the entry-levels from the colour range. They said it was some from American Jack Daniels casks.Caramel, apricot, apples, candy cane, Werther's candy, chocolate... was there a little bit of dill in there?  Medium finish.  not bad, not great.  A middle of the road Macallan I'd consider entry-level (skip the  colour range)

  13. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/on-location-macallan-old-new/

    Macallan leave their whisky to age for a minimum of around 6 years until casks are first sampled [smell & taste-checked], meaning their NAS expressions are no younger.

    N: One of those banoffe pie/toffee/malty-sweet crowd pleasers.
    T: Sweet cereal, thin-to-bitter, soft-edgy spirit.
    F: Short finish, turning more bitter-sweet – the mash & cereal notes working uneasily against the wood.
    C: Good sub-entry-level malt. Identifiably modern Macallan.Scores a D+

  14. Andytka3 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. Fight65 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  16. Sb17sw scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, honey and caramel on the nose
    Sweet, sugary, chocolate and vanilla on the taste
    Short, delicious finish
    Good balanced.

    Easily drinkable, no sharp corners on this one.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Good drinking, but Macallan knows better. May I call a cheaper Amber. However, it is a drink that does not hurt anyone, and perhaps a complete beginner will also enjoy. Although I sometimes say whispering alibis, it is definitely not a bad feature here.
    • Nose
      Slightly overpriced, perhaps to dried fruit, a hint of oranges and lemons.
    • Taste
      Sherry oranges and malt spices and fine woodiness.
    • Finish
      Pleasant length with a reasonable dose of wood, light vanilla and a lot of ripe fruit.

  18. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    An entry level MacAllan.

    It's a good whisky, but don't expect to be dazzled.

    But for those of us whom is not troubled by the weight of our wallet, it's a MacAllan that is worth a try if you never had one.

  19. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very similar to Amber, a quite simple Macallan, easy to drink
    • Nose
      Sherry, orange, lemon, cardamom and cinnamon, some coffee, wood notes, after a while, dark chocolate appears
    • Taste
      Again sherry and orange, gingerbread, oak, at first looks a bit thin in the mouth, but then increases by the remaining sherry taste
    • Finish
      Only the sherry stays longer, otherwise rather short to medium

  20. franpincoffee did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    http://whiskycast.com/ratings/macallan-1824-collection-select-oak/

    This travel retail release is made up of malts aged in 3 different cask types, and leans heavily to first-fill sherry casks. The nose is butterscotch candies, vanilla, and raisins, and the butterscotch notes carry over to the taste. There’s also a spicy touch of marsala powder and a slight touch of citrus. The finish is slightly aromatic and dry with notes of brown sugar and caramel candy.

  21. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Purchased at the airport in Izmir in 2015 and beheaded with my Turkish friend for the birth of his son.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  22. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    To say this is a
    great Macallan? No. It is far from bad, but rather ordinary. Easily quaffable,
    though.
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet and
      clean on vanilla and ginger, followed by new leather and marshmallows. A tiny
      bit of coconut. Dried fruits, I would say. Something of nougat with some
      raisins. Far from bad, but not a high flyer either.
    • Taste
      The arrival is rather
      weak, almost watery. The oak is a bit louder with all kinds of spices (ginger,
      nutmeg, cinnamon), while the fruit evolves towards the candied version as in a
      Christmas cake. Some almonds and orange peel. Cherries, maybe? Hint of cold
      coffee.
    • Finish
      The finish is not terribly
      long on nuts and toasted oak. It remains fairly sweet, but becomes mildly
      drying at the death.

  23. Mushinico scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  24. Cipidos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. ricallende scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  26. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Good whisky but here´s my problem with it: It has a little bit of everything and therefor lacks some rough edges. Combined with the typical smooth and gentle Macallan character and the 40%vol it is simply too smooth-edged.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  27. Stazz scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I was avoiding Maccalan, because it`s most common single malt in bars - so you order it, but you can`t evaluate it in bar conditions - wrong glass, odors, food, noise, diluted etc

    But now I have it in my collection, and love it!

    Nose - smoky and sweet, taste is a bit smoky and some nuts, finish is just perfect!   

    Some say it is less than 12yo, but I would say it feels much aged than 12yo.

    Add: bought second bottle-different story, first was much better...strange
    Lowered rate from 88 to83
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  28. MB28 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. granella2003 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, butterscotch, oak, candied fruit and a hint of nougat and raisins
    • Taste
      Accessible taste with aromas of vanilla, cherries and light spicy.
    • Finish
      A medium finish with hints of oak, vanilla, dried fruit and pepper

  30. drkrylov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    From Macallan`s Travel Retail Range - The 1824 Collection - comes aged in American oak seasoned with either sherry or bourbon, and first fill European oak sherry casks.

  31. lordoftheisles scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  32. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  33. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "The 1824 Collection is a range of Macallans released for the travel

    retail market. The Select Oak edition is a complex combination of

    first-fill European oak casks seasoned with oloroso sherry, and American

    oak casks seasoned with either oloroso sherry or bourbon."
    TWE

  34. drkrylov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  35. drkrylov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A thoroughly enjoyable Macallan!
    • Nose
      Butterscotch. Vanilla. Beeswax. Toffee. Traces of cocoa.
    • Taste
      Honeyed peach. Tangerine. Vanilla. Clean barley. Soft spices.
    • Finish
      Medium lenght, medium sweet. Pleasant.

  36. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. BenNevis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky but i think the 10yo sherry Macallan is a better drink
    • Nose
      Dried fruits,  toffee, sherry
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, toffee dried fruits and a little spice
    • Finish
      Long finish, sweet, sherry and a hint of spice

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