Macallan 1991

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak
Stated Age
18 years old
Sherry Cask
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Oct 2009 4:16 pm

Average value

€ 962.03

42 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

306 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1991

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.34 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I am not a fan of what Macallan is doing in terms of price, marketing, and overall bullshitness, but this 18 year old distilled in 1991 is very, very good, and is in fact BETTER than the Macallan 25 yo sherry oak bottled in 2018. No joke. My friends and I tasted them side by side, and we were all in agreement. The current Macallan is just shit, unless you are willing to pay thousands for some of their well-aged cask strength stuff.

  2. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Old batches of Macallan really shined, back in those days.

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Pretty good, not overly complex
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nutty, menthol, eucalyptus, little sherry notes, spices, toffee, chocolate - very good
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, liquorice, subtle sweetness, more toffee and chocolate, more menthol, spices, little herbal
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I agree with dramdracula this is actually excellent, I really didn’t expect anything from a 90s MacAllan but it’s really delicious, no need for tasting notes here it’s typical MacAllan.

  5. Soderberg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. AgentMunky scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85

      Ensorcelling sherry is not a bomb, but refined and superb. // A bit harsher
    • Taste
      80 80
      8/8 Dry, spicy, and straightforward. I think the age helps moderate the overwhelming sweet wine flavors. Nice, but boring?
    • Finish
      70 70
      Smooth and faint.

  7. asmazda scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I think this is my favorite bottling of Mac 18 distilled in the 90's and later.  Recent bottlings are nowhere as rich as this!  I wonder what this was like before they watered it down to 43%?
    • Nose
      Exactly the nose I imagine when I think Jerez sherry casks.  Raisins, prunes, cherries, cocoa, caramel, and sherry-soaked oak.  Perhaps not super complex but it is rich and decadent!
    • Taste
      Often times the mouth is a letdown compared to the nose, but not the case here.  It is just as rich and decadent as the nose, if not more, and delivers exactly the same flavors (some may think this is a negative, but I love these flavors).
    • Finish
      Medium, smooth, a little drying (in a balanced way), raisins, oak, and a hint of smoke.

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very moreish but as usual with Macallan you have to ask yourself is an 18 year sherried malt really worth this price, absolutely not IMHO
    • Nose
      Prunes, cocoa, black cherry, rich sherry, damp wood and raisins.
    • Taste
      Smooth, rich rum and raisin, dark chocolate, hints of orange and slight fudge.
    • Finish
      Medium length

  10. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Dark chocolate, dried apricot, toffee, hazelnuts / nougat / Nutella, subtle orange, slightly spicy oak, lukewarm and black currant are lukewarm - but overall not as complex as hoped

    Taste: here it plays its strength - great sherry, red berries, toffee, hazelnuts, looks very round, harmonious and complex.

    Finish: very sweet sherry, slightly dry, medium long, later some oak and black currant

    Conclusion: Somewhat disappointing in the nose, it is interesting only when hand warmth. when nosing it even looks a bit disappointing. He comes out loud in the mouth, as he unfolds all his class. Soft, round, yummy - you do not want to lose it, but just drink it - 88 points


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