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Macallan 15-year-old

Overall rating
83.03/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine Oak - Triple Cask Matured
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Triple Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314049300
Added on
30 May 2018 5:03 pm by Docmacwhisky
Uncolored

Average value

€ 117,90

17 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

319 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 15-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.03 points

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    What a disappointment, with this new bottling, Macallan takes another step in the wrong direction.
    Although there is now an age indication, the whisky seems properly overhydrated. The fine oak spicy aromas and the beautiful light fruitiness of the old fine oak bottlings are hardly present here. This whisky is totally interchangeable, uncharacteristic of Macallan or, rather, characteristic of Macallan's bottling policy of recent years. Sad, really sad. You should not even collect it. Just under 120 € is crazy for this quality.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    sweet sherry, malt, vanilla, honey, orange-yellow fruits cooked in a pan
    sweet spices, butterscotch, toffee, a little floral, a little cooked almonds, wood in return, sweetness and weakness of alcohol despite the spices
    average finish on the same scents

  3. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Mr. D. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Oozes of maltose, generous peaches with breezy dried fruits and almond. Honey developed overtimes, with creme brulee, cafe latte, pickled ginger and raisin. Pleasant and lay back relaxing aroma that get better as it breath. (87/21)

    P- Much as per nosing with a coat of refreshing mint that lifted the mouthfeel to reveal the well integration of casks. Lots of honey, some pepper, ginger and scents of new leather. Well rounded. (88/22)

    F- Medium, harmony, tea sweet, balanced, generic taste profile that will suit most palates. (86/20)

    B/B- 87/21. Lighter and wee too "fine" compared to the 12YO of the same gene which has more profound characters than this 15YO.

    Cr- 2, Fr- 3, Fl- 1, Pt- 0, Ft- 1, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-1

    Weighted Rate- 84pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Oozes of maltose, generous peaches with breezy dried fruits and almond. Honey developed overtimes, with creme brulee, cafe latte, pickled ginger and raisin. Pleasant and lay back relaxing aroma that get better as it breath. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Much as per nosing with a coat of refreshing mint that lifted the mouthfeel to reveal the well integration of casks. Lots of honey, some pepper, ginger and scents of new leather. Well rounded. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, harmony, tea sweet, balanced, generic taste profile that will suit most palates. (86/20)

      B/B- 87/21. Lighter and wee too "fine" compared to the 12YO of the same gene which has more profound characters than this 15YO.

      Cr- 2, Fr- 3, Fl- 1, Pt- 0, Ft- 1, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-1

      Weighted Rate- 84pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Probably a ripening of the Fine Oak;
    In my opinion too expensive, but still a good malt!
    [Color] straw to honey;
    • Nose
      soft, ripe yellow fruits, floral, malty, honey, some vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft, fruity, but a bit watery, subtle sherry aromas, oranges, malt, fine vanilla, spices, oak;
    • Finish
      medium soft finish (dried fruit), slightly spicy finish;

  9. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    18-01-2019
    • Nose
      75 75
      sherry
    • Taste
      77 77
      nutmeg, sherry
    • Finish
      75 75
      sherry

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