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Macallan Classic Cut

Overall rating
90.22/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
119480
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited 2018 Edition
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Sherry Seasoned Oak Cask from Jerez
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
no
Barcode
812066022410
Added on
20 Oct 2018 5:57 pm by Titan2015
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 266.69

18 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

345 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Classic Cut

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.22 points

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Macallan Classic Cut, Edition 2018, bottled with 51.2%, not colored, not cool-filtered, delights with a very pleasant, fruity nose and a really pleasant taste result. I liked it very much and I'll probably get another bottle. As an explanation I would like to add the following: When I started to deal with whisky (that was around 2014 or 2015), according to Uncle Horst, the 12 Macallan Sherry was one of the "cornerstones" of the Scottish whisky culture, a whisky that everyone absolutely has should have been on the shelf. A delicious drop for a beginner, but you continue to develop. Bottlings like the 12, 15, 18 Fine Oak or the marketing aberrations like "Terra", "Lumia", "Quest" and whatever they are called are, in my opinion, just a waste of time and money. Only the Ruby and the 18 Sherry were able to convince in terms of taste. However, if you look at the price of these two bottlings, it goes by again. Seen in this way, I find the Classic Cut, currently around 160 euros, to be the best Macallan if you include the barrel strength and PLV. In terms of taste, it can convince, and I don't mind the missing age. The price is very fair and makes the Classic Cut the only Macallan that I can still “buy”. All in all, I gave 91 points today. Slaintè!
    • Nose
      The color is dark golden amber. The Macallan lies restlessly in the nosing glass and forms streaks on the glass wall. Anyone who has ever had a Macallan in their glass immediately notices: THAT is a Macallan! The typical distillery character is immediately remembered (I haven't tasted a Macallan for 4 years until yesterday), only that it is a lot more intense here thanks to the barrel strength. The 51.2% are very well integrated and carry the aromas wonderfully. Orange and citrus notes dominate, followed by light milk chocolate. Hints of nutmeg and walnuts complete the nosing with subtle notes of vanilla and a hint of oak. This, however, remains in the background and is difficult to perceive. Overall a very fruity-fresh nosing.
    • Taste
      The nosing continues skillfully on the tongue. The notes described can all be found again. Especially the orange notes delight the tongue here. The flow of saliva is extremely stimulated. The citrus notes expand the fruity-sweet note and the light hints of nutmeg and the hint of ginger spice make the overall picture on the tongue a little more complex. After some chewing, I have the milk chocolate back and the vanilla knocks gently again. All in all very drinkable, the alcohol carries the aromas very well.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the first impression is of course still very fruity and sweet, but this changes very quickly. The mouth becomes drier and before you know it, the oral cavity becomes drier and a medium-length, dry oak finish remains, with a few herbaceous notes flashing again, rather the Mcallan in the mouth is gone. The finish drops off a bit compared to nosing and tasting.

  2. Razr did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Very good edition. Impressive bottle.

  3. boss0806 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    I like

  4. mandragoru scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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