- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The 1824 Collection
- Sherry & Bourbon Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 1000 ml
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail
- Added on
- 20 Sep 2009 10:24 pm
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270 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan Select Oak
33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.06 points
- Very similar to Amber, a quite simple Macallan, easy to drink
Sherry, orange, lemon, cardamom and cinnamon, some coffee, wood notes, after a while, dark chocolate appears
Again sherry and orange, gingerbread, oak, at first looks a bit thin in the mouth, but then increases by the remaining sherry taste
Only the sherry stays longer, otherwise rather short to medium
- 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.
Sherry. Vanilla. Dried fruits.
Nice and easy. Nothing spectacular, but nice. Some spices. Dried fruits. Benefits from the sherry cask portion.
Medium ending. Leaves a nice fruity oiliness in the mouth. Some vanilla jumping in your tongue as well..
Sweet, sherry-heavy nose. Typical Macallan. Figs and plums. Fine chocolate.
Mild and sweet. Creamy mouthfeel. Lots of dark fruits and chocolate. Again, a typical Macallan.
Mild and soft. Medium.
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.
Spicy-malty start with nutty sherry tones. Then dark chocolate, dried figs, melted brown sugar and "giant" chewing clay.
Medium long and very chocolaty. Later also roasted hazelnuts.
- 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.
- 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)
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+