Macallan 18-year-old

Overall rating
89.20/100
votes
195
Whiskybase ID
WB112651
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010719187003
Added on
19 may 2018 5:19 pm by maltaholic
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 962.42

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 18-year-old

23 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.20 points.

  1. Scoochscotch scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    This is one of the all time classics. I have had a bottle of this every year since 1997. Over the years it has changed slightly, but always a quality dram. My only complaint as of late is the lower quality sherry caskings than even 8 years ago. Almost like there is more refill than first fill. This scotch deserves to be priced at about $150. $200 or more and you might as well move up to Rare cask which is a much better dram.
    • Nose
      Wonderful fruits. Hard to beat Mac 18 nose.
    • Taste
      Buttery smooth. Fruits.
    • Finish
      medium and would be better if it was bottled at 46%

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  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Full, fine spices like ginger and cinnamon. A vanilla sweetness with a hint of orange and sweet raisin.
    • Taste
      Nice spice, there is a clear nut and a citrus note. Again and again raisins and vanilla, dried fruit and cinnamon
    • Finish
      There is a woody warmth, then again spices and light citrus. out the back

  4. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. nomad_soul scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very nice sherry dram- tasted at Dubai airport (2019)

  8. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-01-2021. Nose very good, taste just not my style.

  9. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    spicy wood and sherry notes
    candied oranges
    • Nose
      full-bodied, sweet - spicy, mild, balanced
    • Taste
      dark chocolate, caramel

  10. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Toto0808 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorites

  12. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  13. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Ginger. Raisins. Cinnamon. Oak. Just like what the box says. But for a Macallan 18, these are delivered in a disappointing fashion. A highly commercialised product. Medium bodied, weak finish, and very 'smooth'. Mediocre dram.

  15. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Deloti scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. Mr. D. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Guys, you are being fooled! Only 86. And it certainly isn't worth $ 500!

    The sherry monster could not be woken up, but the macallan did not try. Positioning itself as a manufacturer of the elite singlemalt, Macallan has created a product that breathes with prosperity, confidence and calmness. It's not for the whisky geek and dissection, it's for the enjoyment.
    • Nose
      85 85
      I would call the aroma - gentle: dried apricots and prunes; coffee and dark chocolate; ginger and cinnamon; everything is felt, everything is in its place, but not bright, passes by, slightly disturbing the receptors.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Continuation of the scent; honey-vanilla tones appear; the oak theme is clearly audible, turning into the spice of carnation; nutty note: green hazelnuts and walnuts; alcohol is not felt at all; everything is smooth, everything is delicious, but as if in a “whisper”.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Warm, thick, quite expressive, but not long; dried fruits and varnished oak; spice; coffee and chocolate notes; the logical conclusion of the aroma and taste, but the feeling of understatement remains.

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  21. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N- Mellow classic dried fruits compote with drizzles of marmalade, orange, some liquorice and menthol. Cold coffee notes with subtle spices of marsala, brown coffee creme caramel and minted chocolate. Warm charred wood baked X'mas cookies and ginger bread with lace of phenol. (89/22)

    P- Mature and elegant, gracefully aged negroni with extra rosso, bittersweet tartness along the blood line of campari. Plum, small red fruits, pomegranate and full of mixed herbs and spices, as well the liquorice drops integrated in the fine "Macallan" style. Dryness emerged with toasted edge. (88/22)

    F- Medium-long, well ripened tannin, waxy. Dried fruits with tinge of sourness. The feels of Christmas remains. (87/21)

    B/B- 91/22

    Cereal- 1, Fruity- 2, Floral- 1, Peaty- 0, Feinty- 0, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 4

    Weighted Rate- 87pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Mellow classic dried fruits compote with drizzles of marmalade, orange, some liquorice and menthol. Cold coffee notes with subtle spices of marsala, brown coffee creme caramel and minted chocolate. Warm charred wood baked X'mas cookies and ginger bread with lace of phenol. (89/22)
    • Taste
      P- Mature and elegant, gracefully aged negroni with extra rosso, bittersweet tartness along the blood line of campari. Plum, small red fruits, pomegranate and full of mixed herbs and spices, as well the liquorice drops integrated in the fine "Macallan" style. Dryness emerged with toasted edge. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, well ripened tannin, waxy. Dried fruits with tinge of sourness. The feels of Christmas remains. (87/21)

      B/B- 91/22

      Cereal- 1, Fruity- 2, Floral- 1, Peaty- 0, Feinty- 0, Sulphur- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 4

      Weighted Rate- 87pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  22. lybw9566 scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    I tasted Macallan's classic 18-year-old Sherry cask for the first time. Although I didn't have much hope for the 2018 version, I really can't like this whisky. There are so many better choices in my heart than at least. 12 yo gran reserva is much better than it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      With the fruity exquisite smell, it is not active and enthusiastic, and even some have evolved some mints, nuts, honey (very light), very fresh cantaloupe. When you want to get a deeper understanding of its scent, this fresh and elegant taste is addictive, and then the oak begins to appear, in the final analysis, a little commercial.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is in line with the smell of the smell, the light and refreshing whisky, which is one of the heavier oak. Thank God ! They marked this as a Sherry Cask, well, malt, dark berries, nuts, oak, maybe some cinnamon, and ultimately bitterness, from Sherry Cask. A whisky with strength but a clear oak barrel.
    • Finish
      79 79
      I almost forgot this piece, medium long, as if drinking Chinese medicine, bitter.

  23. Drochaid scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    "The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Years Old forms part of our Sherry Oak range which features a series of single malt whiskies matured exclusively in hand-picked sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez for richness and complexity. A full bodied palate of mature oak, ginger and raisin flavours is complimented by a light mahogany natural colour.

    Colour: Light mahogany
    Nose: Dried fruits and ginger with hints of vanilla and cinnamon
    Palate: Soft and rich, with hints of spice, clove, orange and toasted mature oak
    Finish: Lingering with dried fruits, ginger and orange zest"
    (www.themaccallan.com)

  24. maltaholic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very intense Sherrynote, heavy, mature, old, fantastic.
    A light spiciness hovers over the glass, pickled fruits.

    Creamy, soft in the mouth.
    The oak makes itself felt.
    A wonderful barrel.
    I only marvel venerably.
    Sherry, oak, vanilla. That's it ...

    Great!

  25. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind Sample:
      When pouring a fruity, mature fragrance came to meet me. I'm looking forward to ...

      Colour:
      Nice amber colors

      Nose:
      Hot…! Grin on the face. : Love:
      Where do I start .... Ripe, set sherry flavors. The radiates somehow peace and balance. Bad to describe. Dried fruits, spices, dry dusty library air. Sour cherries that are more than overripe. Modriges wood, a little licorice and a hint of peppermint. A sourish fruit note is behind it. Something like passion fruit. Some marzipan and dark chocolate.
      If you let the guy stand a little, he becomes malty and sweet, through brown sugar, comes through better. Warm must. The alcohol is very back. I have to try now ....
    • Taste
      Honey-like onset. Then walnut comes with its bitterness and a pleasant load of spice. I think he is older. In the taste less sweet, rather tart. Herbs, pear, plum, yeast dough. But also has something of plastic and musty notes. Slight sharpness envelops everything suitably, varied. But no alcohol. Some sourish fruit also in the taste.
    • Finish
      Medium long and also on the finish more bitterness and dusty. Completely roasted caramel and dried fruit again.

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