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Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.66/100
votes
828
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 8:00 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 94,57

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 12-year-old

127 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.66 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points 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

  2. jjkmlss scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    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

  3. 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

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    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

  5. midnite scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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...

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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...".

  8. 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.

  9. IVO15 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. AlainMalt09 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

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