- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Sherry Cask
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 09 Jul 2007 11:09 pm
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77 × member ratings
381 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Macallan Travel Series 1920's
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.71 points
- First of all: I found the 1920 best, because it shows an unusual variety of flavors, it is very complex, but still round and delicious to drink. But he was also the easiest of the mouthfeel.
In the nose clear Teenoten, strong black tea, some chamomile, other herbs and a slight sweetness.
In the mouth, first the black tea (without milk and no sugar), then a touch of sweet sherry, which changes very quickly to dry, a bit herbs and minimal sulfur (not negative).
The finish is bitter-sweet, it shows the sherry and the wood has its astringent effect. Round, tasty and relatively dry.
- A Macallan, as it was allegedly produced in the 20's ...
From the Travel Series with the 30's a drinkable malt. The enthusiasm is still limited, as the simple 12er sherry is more balanced and more harmonious ...
The nose is interesting, but not impressive.
As with the 30's, there is also a mid-late finish with a rather weak body ...
Without doubt, the series is beautiful to look at, but it is not very suitable for drinking.
- This is what was sipped during the Roaring Twenties? I
am not really impressed. Too dry and a tad too sour to my taste. Long gone,
unless you wish to cough up £150 for this 500ml bottle at an auction. Thanks,
Jan VC, for the sample.
The sherry is immediately present on the nose.
Apricots, oranges, pineapple, blackberries. Quite dry, to be honest. A bit of
chocolate. Mild smokiness. Soft woodspice.
The attack is soft and gently spiced. Again all sweet
sherry. The fruit is now of the dried variety. Chocolate returns. Does turn a
bit sour, now.
The finish is soft and warm with a hint of nuts.
- not very good
- Malty and fruity aroma, apricot, lime, peat,
floral honey and cinnamon. Medium sweet taste, pepper, tannins, malt,
anise and toffee. Medium long and herbal end.
- A perfect re-creation from the 20's. The twenties where quite roaring, but The Macallan stood fast.
A gentle spicyness, some tropical fruit (Pineapple, abricot etc.), perfect sherry influences (reduced: Light sherry notes followed by some grean leafs in Summertime a whiff of smoke and a warm caramel aroma emerges).
Mild and creamy, warm, chocolate notes, slightly dry but very comfortable (reduced: more apple and citrus notes are showing and some nice dried fruit, light dry/woody enjoyable).
Soothing and warming with at the background a small layer of chocolate and hazelnuts.