Macallan Classic Cut

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited 2018 Edition
Sherry Seasoned Oak Cask from Jerez
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
10 Sep 2018 6:53 pm by christer71
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 181.77

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196 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan Classic Cut

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.01 points

  1. Asmodeus scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    "Limited" Edition at 90000 bottles???
    What an over rated thrashy use of the term "limited".

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    New Style Macallan - who can not tear me off as a lover of old Macallans - but still a one-eyed among the blind
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dominant nut notes, leather, sherry, beeswax, raisins, blackcurrant juice, a hint of sulfur
    • Taste
      88 88
      Hazelnuts, recognizable sherry influence, relatively alcoholic, dry grape sweetness - a few drops of water bring more peace and sweetness, yet there is a tingle on the tongue
    • Finish
      85 85
      Sweet Sherry, slightly astringent, relatively short

  3. Gregers scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
      Very odd nose, almost smells like a flat rum. Very light. Hints of wool, roasted chestnuts. Lime juice.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Also very light, as if the cap has been off for years. Very light notes of cane sugar and roasted barley.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Stays anonymous and weak. Quickly forgotten. Leaves a few syrupy notes behind.

  4. SherryDrone scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    The 2017 edition reminded me of Macallan’s sherry cask dominant era. Good value for money in my opinion. The 2018 edition is a bit pale, light with not much depth. Lot of nuttiness, dried orange peel, some sweetness with the high ABV feeling punchy. Some golden dried grapes, a bit of powdered ginger that’s reminiscent of Macallan.
    The 2017 needed a good 20-25 mts to evolve in the glass. This 2018 edition doesn’t need as much time or in other words it doesnt have as much. Still, a drinkable whisky, bottle at cask strength & primary market price of around £80 being affordable.

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    Unexpectedly delicious ... (86)
    • Nose
      The aroma is dry, skin, dried fruits, oranges ... varnish, wood, strong tea. Having stood sweeter, notes of sweet pastries and bread crust, malt (22)
    • Taste
      Fruit caramel, citrus acidity, leather and wood (21)
    • Finish
      Dry finish, fruits, black tea, spices, citrus fruits, varnish, licorice. (22)

  6. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Cute Macallan, and finally with the right degree. Heresy, but not a monster. The aroma is more substantial than the taste.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dessert, sherry, silky, date, lavender, crust of fresh crisp bread, apples, jam of apples (with bones), fruit jelly, milk chocolate, boiled condensed milk (caramel), citrus sweet sour, nuts.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mineral, pepper, citrus, sour, ascorbic, toffee.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Warming, pepper, sour, medium, slightly oak, apples, citrus, sherry.

  7. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, once again a much overpriced, below average and young M ... who cannot convince at any point
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. dinis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    price /quality 125 euros, is one of the best Macallan,s ...of corse i will buy more for drink in 2040...

  9. IIIZIII scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Creamy sherry but a bit sulphury. Dried fruits with toffee, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      Very sweet, a little sharp too, but not too much. Mellow, dark, stewed fruits

  10. YuraLM scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Everything well balanced, quite enough saturated, sweet-sour taste
    • Nose
      Citrus, vanyl, cherry, almond, sour plum, ginger, yellow alicia
    • Taste
      Citrus, species, light dry wood, ginger, yellow alicia
    • Finish
      Average lasting, average saturation, citrus, light wood, species


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