Macallan Gold

Overall rating
80.59/100
votes
132
Whiskybase ID
WB112134
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry seasoned European & American
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Vanilla Apple Cinnamon
Barcode
5010314100100
Added on
08 may 2018 4:57 pm by Docmacwhisky
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.71

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132 × member ratings

1008 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan Gold

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.59 points.

  1. aberlauer69 scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    Not complex enough for a Macallan. Slight sweetness, a little toffee, that's it. Too strong alcohol note for me despite the only 40%. Doesn't deserve the name gold. Much too expensive for what is offered. There are much more meaningful Speysiders for much less money.
    • Nose
      toffee, citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Alcoholic, a little toffee, raisins
    • Finish
      medium length,

  2. fjb scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  3. Erik1702 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Delicious. Unfortunately no longer available. Great sweetness and super tasty.

  4. KDD scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Teomarg scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. KeesD scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Macallan Double Cask Gold, 40%. Consumed Dec 2018. Aroma has light vanilla and oak, cereals, clean and easy. Taste is clean barley and booze, light esters, super-clean and easy to drink with little complexity. Simple estery clean spirit. A bit light and thin on delivery. I appreciate that this is the cheapest whisky in the Macallan range, a NAS made to sell widely, but I was still hoping for slightly more than this. 3.2/77

  8. Dutchdram scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      I smell a lot of citrus. Mainly lemon peels, lime and oranges. A nice, sweet tone of vanilla follows, followed by the firmer tones of white pepper and ginger. After a while I also smell a hint of dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Also delicious vanilla in the mouth. The firm notes of ginger and cinnamon meet me, after which a sweet note of candied apple closes the palate.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium-long and dry. Oaky in the aftertaste and the vanilla lasts. And after a while a hint of malt.

  9. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      White wine, a lot like sauternes. Very heavy. Orange peels, chocolate with orange crunch.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very smooth and mild. Vanilla, orange, a little spicy. Quite a nice whisky.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Malt, barley sugars, a bit of grapes and apples.

  11. GJR scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Needs time to open up. Starts Bourbon like. Plain vanilla and fresh citrus. After a while the Olo comes in play and refines the dram. Acceptable and easy drinkable dram.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. mokky scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    Delicious aftertaste, not too sharply honeyed
    • Nose
      Nice and refined in taste
    • Taste
      Honey-like
    • Finish
      Sticks well not too sweet

  13. JNuyts scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. HP scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    Smooth, full enough, not very sweet

  15. swk27844 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity, apple. Honey, light wood. Peach. Smooth and a little bit of alcohol. Vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Really fruitbomb. Light fruits like apple and pear. Honey. A little bit spicyness. Overall great to drink on everyday occassion.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Finish doesn’t stay that long. But thats a sign that you need another sip. It is a very light comfortable whisky.

  16. swk27844 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity, apple. Honey, light wood. Peach. Smooth and a little bit of alcohol. Vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Really fruitbomb. Light fruits like apple and pear. Honey. A little bit spicyness. Overall great to drink on everyday occassion.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Finish doesn’t stay that long. But thats a sign that you need another sip. It is a very light comfortable whisky.

  17. Mr. D. scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Not worthy of attention. Unfortunately, a weak product.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  18. stefsel111 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

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