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Macallan 1965

Overall rating
92.97/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Selection
Vintage
1965
Bottled
1983
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
Rinaldi Import
Added on
18 Oct 2009 3:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 5586,37

9 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1965

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.97 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Old italian import, a master selection. Big whisky. Essence of Macallan.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Floral. Sherry, waxy and forest fruits, punch and chewing gum.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Powerful but refined. Matured sherry and piquant spicy oak. Vibrant acidic fruits.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, spicy, fruity, slightly peaty.

  2. Tanner scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I have always had a sneaking suspicion that the best casks 17/18 years were kept for the Special Selection bottles, certainly the 18 year ones (Special Selection) are better than the 18 year vintages.

    Its a pity I could not do a H2H with the 1963 Special selection I had but that went far too quickly.

    This at the price is far too moreish, as I said it lacks a little power, a little grunt, the peat in this is lovely.Nothing like the rubbish Macallan put out today.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    If this was at 46-50% it would be over 95 points.Just below that  which in my book means not outstanding but on the horizon.
    • Nose
      This has a really nice nose, elegant, floral and sweet.Fruit gums, kiwi fruit, gooseberry, dark jams and rhubarb crumble.
    • Taste
      Like many older Macallan it feels underpowered at 43% but that's because of how smooth it is, there is absolutely no burn and hardly any hint of alcohol but its not watery or anything, that is well classy I suppose?Nice sherry infusion here, all sort of dark fruits and now I get quite a big wave of peat that I did not detect on the first mouthful, some dark toffee and a hint of syrup in the mix
    • Finish
      Medium length, remaining sweet with a peaty side that's growing.

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