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Macallan 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.08/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Triple Cask Matured - Fine Oak
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Triple Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314049409
Added on
30 May 2018 5:05 pm by Docmacwhisky

Average value

€ 262.89

27 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

293 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 18-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 points

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It is a reasonably matured 18-year-old whisky, which, however, can hardly stand out from the mass of comparable bottlings from other distilleries. In addition, a higher alcohol strength would suit him well.
    I would think 60 euros for a bottle is appropriate.
    Not more.
    • Nose
      In the beginning garden herbs, vanilla, oak and cooling alcohol. Overall behave. Over time it opens up more with apricot and peach, becoming even more acidic later and soy sauce.
    • Taste
      Initially very fruity (dark fruits), then quickly spices and oak. Quite soft. You can hardly feel the alcohol
    • Finish
      Medium length finish with some bitterness and oak. Astringent.

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  3. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  4. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, dried fruits, matchbox, citrus. wood, perfume, leather, apple jam and fruits notes on nose. Sweet, smooth, perfume, fruits, vanilla, spices and wood notes on palate. Long finish with spices, fruits, pepper, vanilla, apples and matchbox notes. It’s a good balanced and smooth whisky.

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N- Stout-y, already nice. Sherry come fore with dried fruits of prunes and figs. Oiliness seems striped down and appeared with good lightness and fresh. Custard, clotted cream and cake-y dessert. Heather honey nougat, pecan nuts and pleasantly sweets. Hint savoury and lightly smokes as well...somehow, but in a good way and delicious as always. (91/22)

    P- Elegantly fruity, excellent semi-light and clean texture, fruitiness and zesty come thru effortlessly with orange-y. (88/22)

    F- Medium long, dry, clean and oak spicy remains. Absolutely nutty, hint leathery, mixed peppercorn with dried fruits. (89/22)

    B/B- 90/22

    Weighted Rate- 88pt

    Cr-3, Fr-2, Fl-2, Pt-0, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-3, Sc-2
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Stout-y, already nice. Sherry come fore with dried fruits of prunes and figs. Oiliness seems striped down and appeared with good lightness and fresh. Custard, clotted cream and cake-y dessert. Heather honey nougat, pecan nuts and pleasantly sweets. Hint savoury and lightly smokes as well...somehow, but in a good way and delicious as always. (91/22)
    • Taste
      P- Elegantly fruity, excellent semi-light and clean texture, fruitiness and zesty come thru effortlessly with orange-y. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, dry, clean and oak spicy remains. Absolutely nutty, hint leathery, mixed peppercorn with dried fruits. (89/22)

      B/B- 90/22

      Weighted Rate- 88pt

      Cr-3, Fr-2, Fl-2, Pt-0, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-3, Sc-2
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  6. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very well made whisky, reminds me of the amber. You do not have to talk about PLV, it's not true.

  8. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Sulfur, tobacco, raisins, hazelnut, chocolate, oak, winegums, dark fruit, little rubber and dried fruit.

  9. WSP scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet, leather, sweet fruits, dried fruits, christmas cake, raisin. Mouth: dried fruits, apples, oak, dryness and spices. Finish: long, dried fruits, dryness, spices and raisin. It’s a sweet, smooth and tasty whisky.

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