- 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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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
- [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...
- 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).
Dusty wood in the nose, some menthol, fruits, oranges. Very different from the 1920s.
In the mouth then sweet, significantly less sherry influence, very creamy, almost oily from the mouth feeling.
The finish shows wood, slightly astringent, a touch of plastic (peat) and some herbs that I can not define.
- Again a rather disappointing Macallan, apart from the
nose, that seems to aim mostly at the collectors. Thanks again for the sample,
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.
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.
The finish is sweet with a slight bitterness and some
oak at the death.
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.
- 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.
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).
Light sweet, black coal, but all flavored with a naturel pancake.
A strong burst that shortly after it quickly disappeared, with certain mellowness at the end.
Rich amber copper
Light apples and citrus, malty with floral notes and hints of resinous spice, wrapped in a rich peaty envelope.
Peat smoke, apples, citrus orange and spice.
Peat smoke and fruit.