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Macallan Classic Cut

Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
288
Whiskybase ID
WB117479
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited 2018 Edition
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Sherry Seasoned Oak Cask from Jerez
Number of bottles
90000
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L0062B L02 11/02
Barcode
5010314306069
Added on
10 Sep 2018 6:53 pm by christer71
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 848.30

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan Classic Cut

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 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. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very weak, slender whisky, a good overall palette of derivatives lacks brightness, pressure, compositionally is also not bad, but all the nuances have to be dragged with ticks, but in the end we still get development in taste and partly in the finish, well, at least so, patient is blessed they will find coffee and chocolate.
    • Nose
      Closed, damp, notes of furniture varnish, old wood, dried fruits, creamy and chocolate motifs, everything is very faded somehow, weakly, there is absolutely no pressure, expressiveness, you have to sniff out what is not good.
    • Taste
      Soft, medium saturation, furniture varnish, burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate, prunes, raisins, cola, leavened wort, a miracle, alas, did not happen, everything was just as sluggish and limp, not as sad as in the aroma, but still.
    • Finish
      Light, slender, old furniture, creamy sweetness, dark chocolate, nuts.

  4. Gregers scored this whisky 71 points Expert 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.

  5. SherryDrone scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    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.

  6. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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)

  7. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  8. ballunder scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Quite spicy and sweet. For me the highlight is the rather pronounced nutty note on the palette. Also creamy, brown sugar, somewhat syrupy, figs. Overall, not bad and well put together.

  9. zzqfyl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Young Spirit's Tendency, the Trivial Grape Taste

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