Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.84/100
votes
1207
Whiskybase ID
WB115
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0083M L2 07/02
Barcode
5010314017408
Added on
11 jul 2007 8:44 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 393.28

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 12-year-old

147 users have left 165 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.84 points.

  1. Zombie scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    A bit too conservative for my personal liking. Feels safe on every aspect, almost a bit bland.

  2. Dionysus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A little perfume, malty, wood, a little oily, rich and soft compared to 12 years these days
    Resell prices don't make sense

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    with water: tolerates some water well, garden fruits and some lemon show up

    Conclusion: very round, well-balanced sherry malt, which is not overwhelmed by the sherry. The Macallan oiliness comes through well here. A large and very fine malt. At 46% that would be a monster
    • Nose
      very harmonious sherry note, raisins, toffee, hazelnut, a hint of coffee, orange oil, very subtle flower meadow and malt in the background, soft, round, balanced
    • Taste
      Velvety, oily attack, sherry aromas, dark fruits, raisins, dates, some cocoa, orange blossoms, oak tannins
    • Finish
      medium length, raisins, chocolate, cocoa, slightly stronger wood but without bitterness

  5. joeynoreen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  6. antoniod scored this whisky 50 points Member Junior

    Why 40%? Why?

  7. WHISKOPIJCA scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. bankimate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. DGV scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    21/20/20/22

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Macallan OB X 7,1947 onwards 12-30 years + Crabbie 30 year

    Tasted in this order, scores for nose/palate/finish

    12 year 40% sherry oak +/- 2018 - 83/85/83 - 6th
    12 year 43% matured in sherry wood 1990’s - 84/83/82 - 7th
    15 year 1947 80 proof sherry wood Rinaldi - 94/95/93 - clear winner
    15 year 1955 80 proof sherry wood Rinaldi - 92/93/91 - runner up
    18 year 1972 43% sherry cask - 92/92/91 - joint 3rd
    25 year bottled 2011 43% sherry oak - 90/91/92 - 4th
    30 year bottled 2020 43% sherry oak - 92/92/91 - joint 3rd
    30 year Crabbie IB 48.6% Refil oloroso sherry butt - 88/91/89 - 5th

    For some unknown reason to me Macallan still are regarded as possibly the best whisky brand in the world yet in my humble opinion they have produced very little of note in the last 15-20 years.
    Their reputation of the older bottlings is well deserved as it tasted superb and ticked all the boxes of any whisky enthusiast but the more recent stuff is a pale, bland and at times pretty tasteless and bears no resemblance to the old stuff and then you have the premium stuff now like the 30 year that is £5000?
    That sort of price tag is an insult to me and should be for anyone else who knows anything about what a good whisky tastes like,the sample I got cost a bomb but I really wanted it for the h2h.

    Regarding the tasting the new 12 year was pretty much where i thought it would be at around 84 points but the older 12 year i was expecting it to be so much better but alas it wasn’t and bear in mind at auction you can pay over £700 for that one litre bottle.
    The 1947 was a work of art and the best here, the 1955 was not far behind, the 1972, was much better than the last time I had and up a few points as was the 25 year which I have always had a downer on, tasting my last sample it was up 4 points higher and more enjoyable.
    I have to admit the 30 year OB was good but comparing it to a £500 whisky like the Benromach 35 year OB the Benromach is better in taste and obviously value for money.
    Finally the Crabbie surprised me as it was better than expected and not that far behind the 30 year OB bearing in mind it was a refill cask

    I am not a fan of later stuff but the old stuff is excellent and often worthy of high status as this H2H proved,but not always mind I only scored the 1954 OB 80 proof 85 points and that was being generous.

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, just a bit insipid , not a great start to a H2H.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The overwhelming thought here is a manufactured nose, with plenty of caramel?
      It reminds me of some sherried blends.
      Light ginger notes are married to orange marmalade of the dark breakfast variety, there is caramel, millionaire shortbread with cream.
    • Taste
      85 85
      This is smooth, absolutely no rough edges but it tastes so false to me and to be honest this is the same sort of profile some blends have, smooth and easy to drink, so I should like it as I like blends, right? :)
      What the nose hinted at is all here and there is quite a lot of spice on top of that.
      The problem I have is that it is pretty boring, the creamy not is quite invasive but the spice not is very good.
    • Finish
      83 83
      It starts to get a little dry and a metallic note appears on the table which is a negative for me..

  12. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Macallan 12 Sherry Oak. Consumed Sep 2018 from a recent bottling. Aroma is oloroso sherry, milk chocolate, almost lactic. Taste is creamy oak, salty booze, slight sherry, lots of oak and booze. Quite good, smooth. Straight down the middle in terms of a sherried whisky - good, and for the price (roughly £55 at the time of drinking) you could do worse ... but also a lot better. 3.4/81

    Macallan 12, 1980s official bottling, 43%. Consumed Jan 2020. Sample from an online shop, so no details of the bottle. Quite murky looking. Very sherried appley nose, faint underripe berries, slight chocolate, some celery building celery. Oak. Plum. Rhubarb. Taste is rounded red apple puree and spirit. Slight chocolate. More sherry than whisky in a dense sort of way. Some nice chocolatey fruit notes. Too much sherry for me and not enough oak or spirit. Almost like the casks weren't emptied properly - interesting to see that this isn't just a recent development! Decent. 3.4

  13. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    - a very good sherry single malt
    - the best 12 year old standard single malt I have
    have been drinking
    - with originally 80 - 90 € already quite high for one
    12 year old whisky, he has a damn good one too
    quality
    - current prices well over 100 € only collector's prices,
    uninteresting for the money to drink
    • Nose
      strong intense sweet sherry aromas, honey, some oak, looks very soft
    • Taste
      Soft, delicious sherry directly on the lips, subtle warm soft taste development, very soft body in the mouth, plum, dark fruits, a lot of sherry, very filigree, multi-layered and smooth
    • Finish
      very soft, medium-long finish with a slight spice, mild and harmonious, wood, fruit and leather;
      In the long aftertaste, the sweet sherry taste changes to a dry character, cocoa / cappuccino

  14. dimitrios scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  15. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2020-12-06
    • Nose
      Almonds, nuts, stollen, light notes of sherry, not as present as feared, sulphurous
    • Taste
      spicy, sherry, pleasantly dry, full-bodied, comes across as a bit watery, missing notes

  16. Pie3k scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  17. bredstrup scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    A decent whisky on the palate. One the nose - horrible - until time and oxidization have removed some very unpleasant sulfur notes. Not a bottle I'll go for again overall
    • Nose
      65 65
      When i opened the bottle 6 months ago: A "rotten" note strikes my nose dominantly - not a pleasant welcome! Reminds me of silage from my childhood back on my dad's farm. Now, 6 months later, it has backed off a bit (thank you oxidization), leaving room for some nice, classic sherry notes: Orange jam, plum, leather, raisins, prunes. Wet wood. In the background some mint and ripe fruits. Nothing special, but time has done it good.

      Water does really not bring anything new to the nose in my opinion
    • Taste
      80 80
      Mild, soft sherry on the palate. Not creamy, but with a lot of flavors going on, a little difficult for me to sort out. Orange jam and some dried fruits (raisins/figs). Peppery. Watery. Subtle barley notes in the background. I miss some "oomph" and strength, but a nice, decent, complex palate if you're into sherry seasoned whisky
    • Finish
      75 75
      Bitter notes. Dry finish with soft tannins

  18. antoniod scored this whisky 50 points Member Junior

    Felt a bit disappointed. Not the 43 ABV. If comparing to a Glendronach 12 years old, for example, it gets quite below it and being much more expensive. Wouldn't buy it anymore.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  19. noelc scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Good drink, but not what i expected from the name Macallan. Adding water opens the taste, but completely removes the nose
    • Nose
      90 90
      amazing on the nose, loses the nose when adding water
    • Taste
      83 83
      i expected more from the taste, but this opens up when adding water
    • Finish
      80 80
      no complaints, though it would've benefitted from a longer finish

  20. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  21. Texaco scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Nose: honey, butterscotch, caramel, slight zesty lemon, raisins.
    Palate: starting out sweet and oily. The mouthfeel is really thick, it’s like chewing on honey. Then raisins come to the fore, followed by spiciness.
    Finish: the oak coming through, then the milk chocolate with raisins burst out.

    It’s my first Macallan, although it’s not my first scotch. The first pour of this Macallan feels very light and lack of flavor. But give it a few days, it’s flavor starts to show itself and it is much better.

    My favorite is still glenfiddich 18, love that stewed fruit smell and flavor. But this is not bad. Yea you pay more for Macallan than other brands but ultimately it is your choice. But tasting whisky is itself a luxury, so why penny pinching on such a hobby?

  22. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  23. Astrid scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Not very complex, rather flat and soft washed.
    • Nose
      77 77
      velvety and round, sherry with dark raisins, obtrusive almond butter, sand cake, fat vanilla, cinnamon and sugar, oranges and pears, banana
    • Taste
      74 74
      Raisins and light sherry, dried pear, malty, light, vanilla
    • Finish
      72 72
      Oranges, some light oak, vanilla, some malt, caramel, almonds

  24. Kilo1 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Sherry but not a monster, feel the impact. Pretty sweet.

  25. Kilo1 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Sherry but not a monster, feel the impact. Pleasant.

  26. mhenneman scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    A delicious whisky

  27. DrunkDude scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    classy and good

  28. KonstUA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 21, finish 21, balance 21

  29. sagara-kun scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It's good, but it lacks complexity.
    Basic sherry.
    Bottle from 2010.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Well-made classic sherry nose.
      Leather, plum, almond, pepper. Blueberry.
      Wooded. It lacks a bit of complexity.
    • Taste
      84 84
      In the mouth it is a little watery.
      Leather, nuts, almonds, raisins, wood, caramel.
      It's soft but effective.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short finish on leather, cocoa, plum.

  30. BenStanley scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    One of my favorite value for money whiskies.
    Really nice especially when you like Sherry

  31. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Hits the spot if you want sherry and oak spice. Pretty good 12 hear expression, I prefer the Glendronach 12 to this is offered.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Big sherry blast, raisin, nutty, light spice, caramel, orange
    • Taste
      86 86
      Figs, spices, oak, toffee, leather, vanilla
    • Finish
      86 86
      The sweetness of the sherry remains, almost cloyingly. Syrupy raisins, vanillas, orange zest

  32. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  33. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

  34. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  35. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Really a pleasant surprise, didn't expect anything going into this malt - Lovely sherry notes, with prunes and dates, loads of preserved fruits, fruitiness that associated with sherry casks matured malts, almost feel like you're nosing a rum. Pretty impressive for a standard 12YO.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Watery, that's my first impression. They should have bottled it at 46%. The oak influence is spot on here, not too heavy, and not too light. Very rum-like palate, with that rum sweetness, ginger and honey, slight hint of dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium, with espresso after taste, wood tannin, and some nuttiness.

  36. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    There are many associations when it comes to Macallan, the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of Single Malts. Natural color and quality sherry casks. Golf clubs and tumblers. Outrageous prices and pioneer of NAS expressions. You get it, I have mixed feelings. Creamy cherry yogurt, chocolaty raisins and mild spices (cloves) compose an elegant but fairly simple nose. On the palate, you get orange marmalade, barley sugar and dried fruits with prominent, zesty wood tannins in the aftertaste. The quality of this 12-year-old classic is still there - but it's diluted and stretched thin.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  38. MickMatrix scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  39. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, dark fruit, plum, honey, caramel
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruit, absolute sherry note
    • Finish
      Medium length, slight oak note, sweetness remains, a trace of vanilla

  40. Vince' scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  41. Falnor scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Just not that much fun. Far better at this selling point. I just don't get it why buying this instead of others.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      74 74

  42. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A classic, yes, yes, yada yada. But in all seriousness, I'd rather have the Sienna at 43% than this frustratingly watered-down bottling. There's a lovely sherried malt trapped in there, but honestly: 40% ABV? Just a shame...

  43. whiskyd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      77 77

  44. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 93 points to the Macallan Sherry Oak 12 years old. "Virtually a time machine back to another era...".

  45. Thor165 scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Nose: slight fruit notes

    Taste: watery, sweet notes, nothing special

    Finish: very disappointed, short, unspectacular and still watered down.

    This Macallan is not worth his money.

  46. Quercus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. AlainMalt09 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  48. jjkmlss scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    TOTAL TRASH. Will give a 70+ for the sake of good sherry wood from Jerez
    • Nose
      vanilla, plum, unripe cherry, dark choc, damp wood
    • Taste
      damp wood, fungus, dark choc, cherry pie, brown sugar, CHINESE MEDICINE, leather. THIN & bitter
    • Finish
      short with mold and damp wood

  49. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Much better, in comparison with Fine Oak, in all components, but still flat and watery, without its own individuality - purely a marketing product; very much lack of a fortress, 10% percent, I think, would greatly help; In general, the verdict is the same as in the case of Fine Oak - for such money is full of other, much better products on the market.
    • Nose
      Raw, restrained, wet wood, dried fruits - dried apricots, raisins, prunes, apple pasta; a few earthy and moldy notes, weak shades of varnish and solvent, wet wool, heated, slightly burnt from rubbing wood (as when working on a lathe), raw crushed grain.
    • Taste
      Woody-dried fruit, sweet, but not much, light and soft peppery wave, a few citrus - lemon and orange peel, generally watery, there is no depth.
    • Finish
      Sweet and sour, kvasnoe must, a bit of beer bitterness and burnt biscuits, everything is not bad, but it's thin and flat.

  50. Z28Pete scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A  benchmark sherried scotch in the past and still a good scotch but, not keeping up with an average presentation: 40% abv, chill filtered, natural color.

    Also a little over priced.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  51. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It's about time that the Macallan prices return to normal. At least this is not enough for such high prices.
    • Nose
      a lot of sherry first, filthy slightly sulphurous red fruits, sourish, musty, warehouse soil, strawberries and raspberries, vanilla
    • Taste
      Very restrained onset, creamy sweet, red fruits, only very slightly alcohol is noticeable, malty, vanilla
    • Finish
      Woody tones, the red fruits are only very light, very flat finish

  52. mema82 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  53. Shane_IL scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    This one was a bit more complex than the fine oak, like there was actually something to be enjoyed here, but I found the sherry way too dominant and unbalanced for my tastes.
    • Nose
      Very funky sherry. Red fruits. Sticky red sauce. Woodspice. Nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Maple. Sticky sherry. Cinnamon. Citrus. Red grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Medium. Cloves. Dried orange peel. Nutty wood.

  54. edhunter15 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Blindtasting:
    This malt presents itself as a truly harmonious and mild sherry whisky, which flatters with its soft nut and chocolate aromas and sweet fruit notes. I like his harmonic and not too complicated character and manages to get me down a bit from my drumstick trip. Assumption: 43%, 12 years, Speyside, Sherry, Benriach 12 ?, Glendronach 12 ?, Macallan 12 ?, Glenfarclas 15?
    • Nose
      Beautiful soft sherry flavors dominate the first nose (marzipan, sweet almond biscuits, dried apricots, sweet raisins, creamy milk chocolate). After a few minutes, the malt becomes a bit sweeter and displays additional aromas of cotton candy and raspberry maoam.
    • Taste
      Here, too, dominate the typical aromas of a mild sherry malts with a nice combination of sweet nut flavors (almonds, Brazil nuts), light chocolate, light coffee roasted aromas and raisin clumps.
    • Finish
      Now, the spice of the probably European oak comes out a bit more (coffee roasting aromas, a little dark chocolate, mild walnut flavors) and also some vanilla I perceive now.

  55. Dre73 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  56. Dre73 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Actually a very inconspicuous, easily cut-away whisky. The big name of Macallan and the big ones are actually not really worthy. Can not find much of the Sherry oaks. it is not bad or dirty, but also far from convincing.
    • Nose
      Sweet, honey. Fruity. Very slightly also some red fruit. But actually little convincing smell
    • Taste
      Soft, even a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Sweet, honey, some marzipan.
    • Finish
      Pretty short, light and flat. Sweet, honey. A stir of chocolate

  57. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    If it was £30 a bottle it would be alright - nothing inoffensive, nothing too exciting either - but at the price charged I expect more.  I like fish and chips, but if you're charging me for a sirloin I'm bound to feel a little resentful.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  58. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A very fine and delicious sherry standard, unfortunately with 40% for my feeling too weak on the chest and now overpriced. Nevertheless, a fine sherry beginner ...
    • Nose
      Immediately elegant sherry, cherry, marzipan
    • Taste
      Like the nose, supple sherry with dark fruits, light sweetness and some oak
    • Finish
      Short to medium length finish, dark fruity and oak dry

  59. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/on-location-macallan-old-new/

    N: After the two fairly decent NAS expressions, with this 12yo we have a more rounded malt, thicker & sweeter with more sherry influence. more complex cereals and some citrus,…
    T: Starts a little thin with bitter tannins, but thickens & sweetens over time with the development of some dried fruits. I find this somewhat thin, spirity & grainy, which was the overall consensus on the day.
    F: Compared to the two NAS, this age expression demonstrates a more clearly defined finish with a gentle aniseed heat.
    C: Despite some gripes, again, a few marks higher over the Amber. I’m seeing a pattern and it’s not the colour scheme.Scores a C[+]

  60. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A good one for chilling drinking. For me to thin and normal.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting:

      Typical Sherrynose. Flowery, frutiy and sweet.
    • Taste
      Thin, sweet and frutiy...some Oak is also there.
    • Finish
      Medium, dry and...normal

  61. Ra_Di scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  62. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  63. Goethe scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not so much going on here concerning the flavour. Quite an odd presentation like the 43% version.Concerning price/performance ratio: 5/10
    • Nose
      Oloroso sherry on the arrival. Honey, vanilla, rasins.
    • Taste
      Oloroso sherry, some fruits, oak, spicy, nuts.
    • Finish
      Short. Toffee, nuts and some oak.

  64. Glennie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Toffee, Vanilla (American Oak? They do use it in Jerez I think), dried fruits. Raisins and figs I think. Relative mildly infused with cinnamon and baking spices. Faint hint of some tobacco.
    Taste: Toffee sweetness at first. Some hints of dried fruits. Becomes drier quite fast. Milk chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and some cloves.
    Finish: Medium. The spices lingers for a while. Quite dry but pleasantly so. A dark chocolate/mocca bitternes.
    Nice whisky, but not blast. Buy only when on offer, otherwise you can find much better value for money. However it is a whisky everyone should try.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  65. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  66. rb854 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    There is sherry, but it isn't a sherrybomb. I liked it.
    • Nose
      At first very rubbery with a sour note, but it disappears after a while. It becomes sweeter, honey, oranges and a whiff of peach. The sherrynotes become louder, dried fruits, raisins, spices and a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Smooth, sweet, a lot of milk chocolate, cappuccino, raisins.
    • Finish
      Not too long, chocolate, cappuccino and a whiff of caramel.

  67. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  68. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  69. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    tastes like a diluted Glenfarclas 21 - where can all the citrus notes come from sherry casks? really not my case - too thin, too boring, too woody
    • Nose
      Sweet and slightly bitter oak, tobacco, leather, honey, dried strawberry jam, fruit flavors are just too subtle - warms vanilla, lemon, orange peel, a little sulfurous
    • Taste
      oh the thin - very soft, slightly watery, needs 2 sips that comes first, sweet, peppery, a lot of woody oak with dominant citrus notes, otherwise very subtle fruit notes - rather woody, chewing longer it becomes chocolaty, raisins
    • Finish
      woody, peppery, chocolaty, slightly bitter, dry

  70. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Milder entry-level sherry malt, which does not do anything wrong, but also has no rough edges - a little soft-washed and watery, but very well balanced and with very fine flavors. Beautiful harmonious "Easy Going Malt", unfortunately too expensive. (And nothing for connoisseurs who like it intensely.)
    • Nose
      first alcoholic; Cherries, oranges, leather, plums, honey, grape and nut milk chocolate, malt, apples, marzipan croissants, gingerbread spices, vanilla, apple tree meadow in bloom, a hint of jasmine, sweet clover, very soft and round
    • Taste
      watery, velvety, fine-sweet and spicy, orange and strawberry jam, ginger, light honey, clover, chocolate, darkening, some coffee, vanilla, gingerbread, minimal salty, trail mix, lightly malted, grapes, sweet cherries, candied apple, a touch of cherry tobacco, more and more vanilla, powdered sugar, vanilla kipper, almonds, all flavors very fine, here is nothing fat or intrusive
    • Finish
      medium long, slightly sweet, slightly peppery, fine fruit notes, the vanilla is becoming more and more dominant

  71. Abadon05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, but uncomplicated and a little weak on the chest. With 46% it would be optimal.
    • Nose
      mild, sweet, cherry, cinnamon
    • Taste
      mild, soft, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Light and dry sherry

  72. LukeFive scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    43% version was good, nice uncomplicated dram
    • Nose
      Soft , round, sherry, dark fruits
    • Taste
      Soft, velvety, dark fruits, wood smoke
    • Finish
      Chocolate, dry fruits, wood

  73. LuLeKock scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    For me a very successful, harmonious whisky, which one already likes because of the name in his collection. He does not overwhelm the drinker in any way and is a nice malt for days on which I want to drink something delicious, without breaking my head.
    • Nose
      Predominant in the nose are the aromas of the Sherry keg. The first nosing is directly followed by dark fruits and a certain sweet spiciness. Allowing the malt a little bit of time will make the fruit notes brighter. I feel it as citrusy. Add roasted almonds and some vanilla toffee.
    • Taste
      The first sip is directly round and cuddly on the palate. It dominates the sweetness of dark fruits and roasted almonds at first. Later, these are pushed aside by a spicy bitterness. These bittern notes spread and then become milder. Grow into something that reminds me of dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish is really long and warming for a rather young and not smoky malt. The described notes of bitter chocolate mingle with the sweetness of the dark fruits.

  74. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is not a revelation, but a very harmonious and very tasty Speyside Sherry Standard Malt. Macallan can do that easily, but the price, currently, is of course a joke.
    • Nose
      Sherry, oak, spice. In sum, a great Sherrynase. Lots of sweetness, but also harsh oak, spices, a few berries, oranges and only slight weaknesses towards the end, because there is no depth, which one would long for and which could probably discover with more percentages.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, orange liqueur, nice start despite the 40%.
    • Finish
      bitter oak, sherry, spices, nice combination of bitterness and sweetness.

  75. Albaron scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Quite delicious and tasty, but in the long run something to Sherrylastig. Überhyped and of course much too expensive
    • Nose
      Solvents, alcohol, raisins, sherry, biscuits, herbs, tobacco
    • Taste
      fat sherry, raisins, but also alcohol and solvents, herbs, some cherries and tobacco
    • Finish
      Oilyness creeps in beside the sherry and a slight bitterness

  76. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very round, very balanced-harmonic whisky. Thank God I have a note in my nose that I can not decipher. Otherwise it would be too perfect again. I think this classic is currently worth just under or over 70 euros per bottle. And personally, this Macallan tastes better than the (basically not comparable) 18y Fine Oak.
    • Nose
      Very nice sherry. A very special note rises to me the first time smelling in the nose, something "rubbery"; I can not say exactly. When smelling again, the whole is rounder, dark fruits appear on the horizon.
    • Taste
      Comes nice oily in the mouth. Very fine, becomes quite fruity-sweet. Acts stronger than 40 percent. Sherry, honey and raisins and I also like to taste ripe plums. Extremely pleasant.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly enduring. In the mouth, the mixture of dark fruits can be tasted for a long time.

  77. Helgo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  78. ted_whisky scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  79. славон scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  80. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Understand why he is a cult, a very good sherry standard, over-average for 12 as well, but exciting or special is something else.
    • Nose
      Full for 40%, nice round sherry nose, chocolate, fine spice, plum, honey
    • Taste
      Full of soft sherry, orange, plum, plum, oily, oak, thyme, toffee, honey, nut chocolate
    • Finish
      Full, medium, sherry, warm, fruit and oak in round finish

  81. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Thrown out of the whisky bar 8 years ago, because he was so overpriced (over 40 €!) And tried again after a long time - it's, as I remembered: The Rolls Royce is just a car, not better or worse than other sherry OA in this age group, Glendronach, Aberlour, Balvenie etc.
    Sweeter, decent whisky, but currently around 80 € are totally gaga.
    • Nose
      thin, so nothing, after 10 minutes then chocolate and raisins, a little orange, a touch of sweet tobacco, very nice
    • Taste
      Raisins, cocoa, gentle spicy sharpness, quite dry, pleasant, for 40% good intense
    • Finish
      medium long, dry, velvety, cocoa

  82. Portlover did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  83. valery77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  84. wbarchive_485944 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  85. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Chocolate, spiciness (predominantly cinnamon), sharper wood, moments up to grass and mainly sherry. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Wealthy sherry, chocolate, creamy tongue, wood, tanned wood, gradually drying up and completely restful in the end. (86 b)

  86. LukeFive scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  87. LukeFive scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    86 rating for 43% 700ml bottle I got from auction

  88. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant and fresh. Flower shop, sherry, some honey and vanilla. Marzipan with chocolate.
    • Taste
      Light. Sherry, honey, almonds, marzipan. Some walnut.

  89. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Sherries, dark fruit. Sweet custard or creme brulee. Thick and beefy.
    Lightest hint of wood and eucalyptus. Pleasant and well structure.

    Palate:- Sweet with spices note. Mellow with good depth, velvet mouthfeel. Medium body.

    Finish:- Warming, smooth with good length.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  90. Waykid scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nothing really offputting here except the thinness and lack of depth. Lots of rowan-candy, so young sherry influence not at it's best and not much else really. A far cry from the OB 10 CS:s. Where has the good old Macallan so loved by the respectable late M. Jackson gone? One could rhetorically adapt here the question of Silva to Bond in Skyfall (while he is suitably sipping Macallan) ' Oh I can't believe it...Is there any - any - of the old M left?' Unless convinced otherwise I really have no use for their present affordable range - nor the unaffordable for that matter.

  91. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The idea of ​​becoming a good whisky would be right. But he is much too thin with 40% and too young to be good. He is drinkable, does not give much to anyone. A cheap whisky for whisky friends who do not want to spend much. In comparison with the 11 year old 119.14 SMWS Yamazaki, or younger Chichibu, he is syrup. Even against Good Expensive Macallan, he can not match clearly. He has nothing to order against a Yamazaki 12yr, which is not much more expensive. I certainly do not buy anymore. The sherry taste is recognizable only in the approach. After all, he does not annoy with smoke. I give 84 points because I do not want to offend anyone. 78-80 would be ok too. Good for guests who do not understand whisky. I tried that, because he is Sherrycask, was a mistake. On Neudeutsch: Nix fil pfupf has, fil tsu young and tsu little gasoline dise. The wiski for Aische and Granny. Nix fil Puäng give.

  92. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  93. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Golden Promise is very good. And the Macallan too. But, unfortunately, not the best price / performance ratio ...
    • Nose
      Typical Macallan character: huge sherry, raisins, honey and fruits, spices and oak
    • Taste
      Sweet / dry effects: massive sherry, spices, oak and malt, fruits, chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium length with sherry, spices, fruits and wood

  94. Doctor B. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  95. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This was quite pleasant after Gold and 10 fine oak were such disappointments.

  96. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  97. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  98. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  99. Whiskyflasken scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  100. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  101. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Somehow I think this Macallan is rather light - it's pretty drinkable but actually not that great
    • Nose
      Malty, fruity, citrusy, sherry wood - whiffs of vanilla and leather
    • Taste
      Oak wood, apples, not so punchy
    • Finish
      Medium short, little leathery

  102. sandervermaak scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A classic. For a 12 year old whisky still very young in character.
    • Nose
      At first I smell clear raisins, but then vanilla in the foreground and white chocolate in the background.
    • Taste
      Orange and dried fruit and then oak and sherry. Somewhat bombastic to mention given the low alcohol percentage of 40%. After adding a drop of water, the spicy notes come forward (spice cake / gingerbread).
    • Finish
      Dark fruit and raisins in combination with dark chocolate.

  103. Zumbar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  104. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Blind tasting no . 5. Surely this is Glenalba 25 WB? Aside from the old and lazy sherry notes it's heathery with huge cork notes [like cork wall tiles], water from an old steam iron and very dry, dusty prunes.
    T: The old, overipe-ness continues with mandarins and lots of soft oak, old sherry oak and like a 90's Bunna style sherry at that. Appears to be 18+ years. This is such a pleasant one to drink with an easy, assessable and likeable sweet spot to every sip.
    F: Plenty of age showing from slow [2nd] refill sherry casks no doubt. More chocolate raisins to the last.
    C: Guesses floated around, Glenrothes, Bunnas,.... But I was sure it was Glenalba. Low and behold it the classic Mac 12, showing why it's been the people's favourite for some decades. Best 12yo I've had and by modern standards, despite being a bit flat and tired it hits the mark without a hitch. Now all I need to do is buy a bottle and compare it alongside the Glenalba. Next up No.6: WB

    Scores a B- 

  105. Sb17sw scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Chestnutoloroso Sherry

    The nose is pure bliss. I detect the sweet taste of honey and raisins and also a few spices.

    The taste is sweet but pungent. There are Oranges and and bit leather.

    The finish is long and develops more of the leather taste. After a while I can feel a salty taste.

    I could easily finish of a bottle without second though.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  106. Othorion scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose: sherry, honey, raisins, prunes, some vanilla, light spice Taste: tasty, gentle and harmonious, honey, raisins, light spicy without I can name an exact spice. Finish: quite short, honey and oak, some cocoa A good malt, without question, 84 points from me. But definitely not worth 80 or more euros. At the price there is much better!

  107. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      84 84

  108. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  109. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    I found this very pleasing

    would make a perfect after dinner dram
    • Nose
      dark and warm, raisins and good sherry, old wood, english toffee, sherry gives way for virginia tobacco after a while

      very smooth nose
    • Taste
      some initial spicyness, fat chewy walnuts, then dry with the tobacco going into the sherry finish
    • Finish
      dominated by thick sweet sherry, medium+ to long finish

  110. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I find it a little reserved and below expectations but it delivers everything a single malt whisky from the sherry barrel should bring - 02.08.2014
    • Nose
      Sherry sweetness, marzipan, perfumed vanilla, nougat, raisins, pickled plums, rum truffle, biscuits, fine herbs, the aromas always push a slight alcoholic note forward
    • Taste
      Sweet, very mild and soft, nuts, slightly watery texture, slightly dry, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      medium

  111. Akoo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This Macallan 12 year old Sherry Oak is an honest whisky that holds up despite the reduction. It is balanced, the influence of sherry is present and all is nice. However, it lacks complexity and surprise.
    • Nose
      a rather greedy nose, with notes of crème fraiche, almond paste, sponge cake covered with coffee custard, candied oranges, apples, black grapes and plums, but there is also a hint of vegetation like still green cereals and caramel. Pity !
    • Taste
      of a consistency and a very reasonable power when we see that this whisky is reduced to 40%. It retains a beautiful intensity, with a sherry well marked: notes of coffee, apple and ripe plum. It's quite syrupy and sweet, with notes of brown sugar and caramel. In the second part of the mouth, there are aromas of freshly roasted coffee, dark chocolate and spices.
    • Finish
      quite short, with notes of apple, coffee, spices and wood.

  112. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sherry, raisins, caramel, vanilla, Christmas spices, chocolate
    Taste: Sherry, dry, spicy, oak, orange, honey
    Finish: sweet, dry, sherry, oak

  113. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    No wonder he was a classic distillery for a long time. The scent is stunning, intense sherry, paired with vanilla. The taste of the sherry dominates, fruity aromas, fine spices. Too bad that there are hardly any!

  114. Maczet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  115. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  116. Skiddilly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very nice in balance
    • Nose
      Raisins, apricot, orange, cherries, blackberries, red currants, honey, caramel.
    • Taste
      Honey, vanilla, pepper, cherries, grapefruit, walnut, malt
    • Finish
      Oak, walnut, honey, cherry, orange, caramel, pepper,

  117. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very round, very elegant sherry man who lacks nothing.

    Save a realistic price. And 3% more.
    • Nose
      Creamy vanilla, creme brulee, candied orange zest, honey and dark fruit. Add some ginger, toffee and leather in the background. Rounded off by a touch of nuts and oak.

      In the nose a very round, very fine malt. Nothing stands out, nothing is missing.
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, sweet. Sherry, dark fruit.
      Then again honey, beeswax and vanilla with caramel sauce. Similarly, the impressions of the nose are repeated: orange, honey, leather, ginger. Added to this is milk chocolate and coffee notes.
    • Finish
      Long with a slight oak bitterness, chocolate with honey crisp and orange peel.

  118. Segens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Light whisky with a pleasant sherry note. Definitely too expensive. Had the luck for 60 euros to get one. The money he is in my opinion, also worth it.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  119. Single Dram did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A
    pleasant dram but takes a bite off your pocket.

    #2015_003
    • Nose
      Honey,
      Dry, Sherry.
    • Taste
      Honey,
      Sherry, Oiliness (after adding more water), Bitterness that reminds me
      of sweet Grapefruit and  orange Peel, Lime (by adding more
      water), Salt, hint of Pepper and Smoke.
    • Finish
      A lasting Malt in the aftertaste.Mouth
      start to water, Grapefruit, ripe Orange in de back, Peel of orange. 

  120. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  121. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  122. Ties scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  123. markkerr02 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20106%20Gammalt%20och%20Nytt%20med%20Johan%20Hofvander.html Test 106: Old and New with Johan Hofvander - 101204
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Highland Park 12Y 40% 1 point
    Glass 2 Highland Park 12Y 43% Bottled in 70's 116 points
    Glass 3 Macallan 12Y 40% 32 points
    Glass 4 Macallan 8Y 43% Bottled in the 60's 124 points
    Glass 5 Bowmore 12Y 40% 45 points
    Glass 6 Bowmore 12Y Dumpy bottle Bottled wine 1980 4 points Testimonials Per Eriksson Macallan 12Y 40%
    Scent: Little young, sherry tones, chocolate, apple, candy
    Taste: Chocolate, sherry, rubber, burned sulfur
    Aftertaste: Sulfur, rubber
    Score: 75 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Macallan 12yo, 43%; current bottling with storage at Olorosofat
    Color: Amber with amber green
    Scent: Dried fruit, large, spices
    Taste: Dried fruit, spicy
    Aftertaste: medium - long with dried fruit and sweetness
    Score: 87

  124. pEpp0 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  125. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  126. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    the key is to give this some time to "breathe", to rid of the brandy-ish first impression and bring out its better qualities (dried fruits, lots of sherry, full deep flavors) medium to long finish, overall, a satisfying whisky

  127. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  128. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1 in Tokyo.
    • Nose
      Some sweet fruits, 'Speyside alcohol' (of the new bottlings), caramel,;

      later some chocolate, becomes a bit rounder, pear.
    • Taste
      Nut, some citrus, vanilla bean, spiciness, some new Sherry cask.
    • Finish
      Wood, walnut peal, dusty rasins, some cherries.

  129. sbosse scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  130. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  131. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    After having tasted the 12 YO Triple Cask (12841) and 15 YO Triple Cask (19135), this one is really a pleasant surprise. I don't regard 'modern' Macallan very highly, but this is definitely a nice one.
    • Nose
      Raisin, toffee, cranberry and dark chocolate. Smells chewy.
    • Taste
      Toffee, raisin, goji berry, orange, apple, peach, dark chocolate, some spice and a light maltiness.
    • Finish
      Raisin, toffee, goji berry and dark chocolate.

  132. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  133. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    was the first sherry whisky I ever drank, and blew me away then. After drinking a few Glendronachs above all, he has moved slightly lower in my ranking.
    • Nose
      Sherry, caramel, a bit of dark chocolate, citrus fresh, hazelnut, leather, vanilla, kind of like bread dough
    • Taste
      Sherry, caramel, vanilla, rather dry, some leather again and also this slightly sourish bread note
    • Finish
      quite dry, grape skins, medium long

  134. Glenfarclas1887 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  135. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  136. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  137. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    With a little water, and lots of time, this is a very nice, balanced whisky, with more layers to explore, especially in the nose. What a brilliant nose! Recommended.
    • Nose
      No water: sherry. Ripe fruit; banana. Chocolate. Not heavy.
      With water: stays complex. Sherry is no longer dominating. Wood, toffee, sweet of overripe fruit. Not floral. Adding water improves the balance significantly.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly spicy arrival. Development of dry, smokey sherry. Development ends with full sherry, no smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium-long finish, full of sherry.

  138. Mushinico scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  139. ricallende scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  140. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  141. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  142. nathanyael scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  143. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Elegant, tasty and very good for a 12 year old.
    • Nose
      light sweetness, fresh red fruits - light cherries, some grape and sherry, very light alk. Note, creamy, caramel, after a while in the glass a little citrus - orange and tangerine
    • Taste
      light sweetness again, slightly oily / creamy mouthfeel, noticeably fresh sherry, some oak, a little bit dark chocolate, round and soft, all well integrated
    • Finish
      slightly sweetish and gets a bit drier, dark chocolate, sherry, medium long

  144. T.Norad did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Holzig -> EicheWein -> ölig -> ButterCreme BruleeSherryFruchtig ->HonigLösungen -> Nagellack-Farbe?Malzig -> BierGewürze -> Nelke !
    • Taste
      HaselnusssüßEiche -> Stumpf an der Seite der ZungeGewürze -> Nelke !Leichte Bitterschokolade
    • Finish
      schön lang und viel mehr Schokolade

  145. fhomi67 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sweet heavy sherry flavors, caramel and vanilla, some prunes, some raisins, getting sweeter, ripe fruit.
    • Taste
      Crisp sweet, sherry, spicier, light citrus notes
    • Finish
      first very sweet, then drier, slightly pleasant bitterness and spiciness of wood, later malty sweetness and a hint of caramel

  146. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful whisky! It is great for any occasion and a very suitable
    introduction to the world of sherried whiskies. Sadly, it is going to be
    discontinued and replaced by Macallan’s new NAS 1824 Series. I hear
    that the “Amber” expression comes closest to the 12yo SO, but the price
    is certainly off-putting for any Macallans these days. I bought my
    bottle for 45€ last year. The current price in Germany is around 55-60€.
    I was talking to a merchant last month, and he told me that his
    recommendations for next shipments of the 12yoSO may go up to 80€.
    Insanity! If you can get this for whatever the equivalent to ~40-50€ is,
    go for it. You won’t be disappointed!
    • Nose
      Dry Oloroso sherry and wood spice. It is almost acidic in the nose –
      something that adds to the typical Macallan distillery flavor, which I
      happen to like very much. Personally, I also get associations with ripe
      cherries and black berries.
    • Taste
      Sweet and full-bodied. There is lots of sherry, a moderate spiciness on the tongue, and raisins.
    • Finish
      Tannins and something between milk chocolate and dark chocolate. It is
      quite lingering and very pleasant. The official tasting notes also
      include wood smoke, but I was never able to find those.

  147. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  148. cuhp scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried fruits, oak, spicy
    • Taste
      Soft, lingering with red and dried fruits
    • Finish
      Spices, oak

  149. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  150. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great balance between whisky and wood. 
    • Nose
      Creamy. Butter. Sherry.
    • Taste
      Firm. Glazed cookies.
    • Finish
      Depth of tastiness. Both appetising and satisfying. Maltiness, estery spiciness and just a hint of smoke.

  151. D3US scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Again a malt with great complexity, and this sherry cask expression adds great sweetness and a smooth mouthfeel. 
    • Nose
      Big sherry, obviously, with massive fruitiness. Drying spice and oak, delicate but full flavored. Sweet for sure, with honey, vanilla, caramel and even chocolate. Lots going on here, impressive complexity, find something else at every sniff.
    • Taste
      The sherry is drying, and with the oak and spice it's not very sweet at first. Very smooth though, not prickly at all. After a while the sweetness comes in with full force; There's oranges, chocolate, honey, dark fruits and vanilla. Still maintains complexity.
    • Finish
      Ever so smooth, the drying effect wearing off now. Big malt and the sweetness remains, but the spice and oak are also still there. This makes for a very full, tasty finish. 

  152. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Rich and clean nose, with sweet sherry fruits and vanilla predominating. Smooth and silky on the palate, but not particularly complex. Finish was short to medium length (with a slight bitter edge) and underpowered. In general, a nice sherried malt, but too underpowered at 40%.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

  153. AlecM scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose: wow, lovely sweet sherry on the nose with nutmeg, hot fudge and demerara sugar.

    Taste: clean sherry, vanilla and spices.

    Finish: long and vanilla and fudge makes a comeback too.

  154. Angelos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good malt!
    • Nose
      Distinct sherry, dark orange, delicate touch of dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate, oranges, again clear sherry, fresh tobacco?!, Oak
    • Finish
      Long finish, oak with a pleasant bitter note remains.

  155. Max Power scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  156. Max Power scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sherry, plums, blackcurrant, some mint.
    • Taste
      Dark sherry, caramel, malt, creme brulee.
    • Finish
      Medium long, very pleasant. Very light smoke remains (tobacco?)

  157. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: strong and bitter sherry, dark chocolate, earthy, strawberry-lemonade, fresh grass and butter
    T: wood, dried fruits and strawberries
    F: bitter, grains, cake, vanilla and wood smoke?

  158. I_SPEY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose is rounded, with some complexity; fresh malt, burnt grass, sweetens into toffee; sultana, soft fruits and a hint of smoke,

    oak and white pepper! The palate is mouthfilling with banana split, milk chocolate and juicy fruits.

    The finish is medium, with creamed coconut and popcorn. My comments: a nice balanced whisky!

  159. Drochaid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Colour

    Rich gold

    Nose

    Vanilla, with a hint of ginger, dried fruit and sherry sweetness and wood smoke.

    Palate

    Deliciously smooth, rich dired fruit and sherry, balanced  with wood smoke and spice.

    Finish

    Sweet toffee and dired fruit, with wood smoke and spice.

  160. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with wood smoke and spice."
    TWE

  161. hsmithjr scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    No wonder it's so popular!
    • Nose
      Sweet, creamy sherry.  Dry fruits, and some pound cake.  
    • Taste
      Rich and sweet.  Stewed fruits this time.  Butter cookies.  Light orange rinds.
    • Finish
      Medium length, malty sweet, and some sherry on the tail end.

  162. Feusi scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla with a little sherry, woody, smoky background. Regards, drink fruity and balanced, the worthy successor of the "old" 12 yo bottlings.

  163. tomy63 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    very good value for a sweet sherry
    • Nose
      vanilla, dried fruits, xeres, ginger, wood smoke
    • Taste
      mellow, dried fruits, sherry, spices, wood
    • Finish
      caramel, malt, fruits secs, epices

  164. barto scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Very good standard bottling
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, sherry, christmas spices, red apple, vanilla, raspberrys, blueberry, toffee.
    • Taste
      Fruity, sherry, raisins and hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      Spicy and a little bit of peat.

  165. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is a okay standard whisky. More flavors is needed.... The taste feels little diluted. You get what you pay for.
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry notes and spirity at the same time.
    • Taste
      It's smooth and sweet, but I feel that something are missing. I want more flavors..
    • Finish
      Short finish, with earthy notes.

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