Macallan 1991

Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB11190
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010719187003
Added on
13 oct 2009 4:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2642.00

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91 × member ratings

321 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan 1991

18 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.33 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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
      8.5/8

      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

  11. zby0001 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. numen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      the nose has a rich depth to it, opening with a bouquet of red fruit and
      berries, turning to a heavily oxidative monster, and finally giving way
      to a balanced mix of butterscotch, thin caramel, fig, and rich
      strawberry scones. young sherry.
    • Taste
      a little underwhelming compared to the nose. subtle caramel and apple pie.
    • Finish
      develops into full strawberries, rhubarb, some vanilla, minor oxidative
      note. straight-forward and easy-sipping sherry influenced whisky.

  13. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  15. whiskas scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried fruit, raisin, prunes, cinnamon, ginger, red berries, bitter cherry, plum, peach, marzian, caramel, demerara sugar, madeira, dark chocolate, nutty, candied fruit.
    • Taste
      Rich and sweet. Dried fruit, apricot, caramel, coffey, dark chocolate, raisin, prune compote, kirch, spicy with a whiff of smoke.
    • Finish
      Long spicy finish with dried fruits, prunes, toffe, slight hint of peat.

  16. Drochaid scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Colour

    Light Mahogany

    Nose

    Dired fruit and ginger, with a hint of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon.

    Palate

    Rich dried fruit, with space, clove, orang and wood smoke.

    Finish

    Full and lingering, with dried fruit, sweet toffee, ginger and a hint of wood smoke.

  17. Alex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, well balanced, never cloying. Still the benchmark for sherry style single malts. This is what made me exploring whisky. Luckily, still available at Shanghai - along the complete Sherry Oak range (one of the very few advantages here re. shopping whisky).

    Rate: 90 points
    • Nose
      big sherry, toffee, dried fruits, ripe cherries, cappucino, cinnamon. Classic Macallan style (sherry oak). Delicious.
    • Taste
      Concentrated, smooth, juicy and rich. Dried fruits, sweet orange, milk chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg. Not overly complex, but tastes excellent!
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, in line with the aromas of the nose. Mildly spiced. Remains juicy to the very end.

  18. hsmithjr scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sublime.
    • Nose
      Sherry, honey, and spicy oak.  Dried fruit.  Varnish.
    • Taste
      Warm and rich.  Raisins.  Sherried oak.  
    • Finish
      Smooth, long, and peppery.  Oak.  Drying.

  19. tomy63 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A little brighter than the 12 years old, a little more than anything
    • Nose
      dried fruits, ginger, vanilla, citrus, cinnamon
    • Taste
      fruits secs, epices, orange, fumee boisee, malt
    • Finish
      dried fruits, caramel, wood, nuts

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