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Macallan 15-year-old

Overall rating
83.72/100
votes
119
Whiskybase ID
WB113052
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

€ 124.34

27 × in wishlist

119 × member ratings

503 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 15-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.72 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. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The sour nose is redeemed by the palate, sweet and very easy drinking, a shorter finish but still enjoyable....not worth its price though unfortunately
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sour oak or sour Sherry, sweet, malt honey, oak, apple,
    • Taste
      88 88
      Malt, honey, apple, strawberries, light spice, oak warmth
    • Finish
      86 86
      Shorter, sweet malt, apple, sprinkle of ginger

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Copy/paste

    This 15 years old Triple Cask Matured whisky from Macallan matured on American and European casks that were prepared with sherry as well as former bourbon casks. It’s the successor to the Fine Oak series and was (re)launched in 2018. Contrary to the younger brother (12), this one is bottled at 43%.

    The nose offers sweet malt, peach, almonds and a truckload of dark honey. Add a tea spoon of light brown sugar, candied ginger and the picture is complete. I suspect that Macallan not only used whisky that is three years older (doh!) but also that more sherry casks went into the mix. This is quite sexy on the nose.

    The body is good and the slightly higher ABV gives it some punch. Nicely sweet and spicy at the same time, but also a tad drying. The palate is a copy/paste of the nose. Only the drying element – as if I’m licking a leather pouch – is something I could have done without. But that’s nitpicking.

    The finish is medium long on sweetened tea and cloves, keeping your mouth entertained and warm.

    Let’s be clear: this is a good Macallan and merits it’s price tag of 100 EUR. Serve it to your guests and they will all be pleasantly surprised. A crowd pleaser, to say the least. Thanks, Timon, for a very generous sample. I was able to taste it three times. This crowd is pleased indeed.

  6. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Aroma is not unpleasant but it’s not earth-shattering either, rather basic, but on the good side of basic, with its delivery of fruity and malty aromas; Palate is also light with malty, fruity and baked sweets notes – again, not bad but light and without dramtic complexity; Finish is soft and sweet and my favorite part of this Scotch.

  7. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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

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

  10. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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