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Macallan Travel Series 1930's

Overall rating
82.77/100
votes
92
Whiskybase ID
WB109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2001
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
Thirties
Barcode
5010314016708
Added on
09 Jul 2007 11:09 pm

Average value

€ 468.57

32 × in wishlist

92 × member ratings

376 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Travel Series 1930's

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.77 points

  1. hs305 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    [June, 2003]  I bought this bottle for 29 Euro in November, 2002 and it still stands in my "forget-about-it" shelf.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 50.  My notes state an extremely unpleasant corky taste (that is why I do not score it on WB).  So if anyone is interested in how a cork defect smells and tastes simply leave me a mail - I give away samples for free...

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Very round and tasty, but not as exciting as the 1920s. Very oily and heavy in the mouth. Allegedly, Macallan had little fresh sherry casks in the 1930s due to the Spanish Civil War. The influence is also rather low here (much refill).
    • Nose
      Dusty wood in the nose, some menthol, fruits, oranges. Very different from the 1920s.
    • Taste
      In the mouth then sweet, significantly less sherry influence, very creamy, almost oily from the mouth feeling.
    • Finish
      The finish shows wood, slightly astringent, a touch of plastic (peat) and some herbs that I can not define.

  3. Daan Tje scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Again a rather disappointing Macallan, apart from the
    nose, that seems to aim mostly at the collectors. Thanks again for the sample,
    Jan VC.
    • Nose
      This smells a lot better than the Twenties. Dried
      fruits but with loads of chocolate. Orangettes. Nice woodsmoke. Yes, even
      Macallan used peat in those days, most likely. Just like all of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Scotland. I
      think I can really smell it here and it is pretty nice.
    • Taste
      Unfortunately the attack is rather weak and a bit
      dirty. The fruit is recognizable (apricots, oranges) but it has a dirty egde.
      Most likely, this was on purpose to evocate the atmosphere of 1930, but it is
      off putting to me.
    • Finish
      The finish is sweet with a slight bitterness and some
      oak at the death.

  7. Malt Hans scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Fruity

    and peaty aroma, oranges, cloves, raisins, floral honey and nutmeg.

    Medium sweet and peaty taste, pepper, anise, lime and malt. Medium long,

    malty and peaty end.

  8. The Macallan scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Well it's not a great whisky, but it's a re-creation of a flown era. Due to the shortage of sherry casks during the Spanish civil war and the coal shortage they managed to make some whisky.
    • Nose
      First you'll be confronted with peat smoke, wich overpowers the rest of the aroma's, later you'll get some chocolate with traces of wood (reduced: light oranges with some wood spices and yet the peat smoke emerges).
    • Taste
      Light sweet, black coal, but all flavored with a naturel pancake.
    • Finish
      A strong burst that shortly after it quickly disappeared, with certain mellowness at the end.

  9. Drochaid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Colour

    Rich amber copper

    Nose

    Light apples and citrus, malty with floral notes and hints of resinous spice, wrapped in a rich peaty envelope.

    Taste

    Peat smoke, apples, citrus orange and spice.

    Finish

    Peat smoke and fruit.

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