Macallan Aera

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Seasoned sherry casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
tw Taiwan
Added on
20 oct 2018 6:02 pm by Doppie1977

Average value

€ 572.93

79 × in wishlist

122 × member ratings

1096 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan Aera

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.96 points.

  1. GrantGibbs92 scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    40% says it all - wish I never bothered buying a bottle but at least it's one more open off the collectors shelf.

    palate is nippy - no hints of sherry at all and eventually becomes drinkable with a blob of ice. Good bottle to kill when I have folk over to the house who won't appreciate the 'good stuff'

  2. DailyDramMontreal scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Weird candy sherry notes, lemon pie, cloves, blood oranges
    • Taste
      78 78
      Strawberry, old wet wood, definitely cheap seasonned casks
    • Finish
      78 78
      I mean 40% abv is not something i like. Special in terms of finish. This one is a mess as well.

  3. CesarMoura scored this whisky 74 points Newbie

    Certainly when we talk about The Macallan, it highlights feelings and expectations worthy of the name. However, this edition is notable only for the beautiful bottle and packaging. Don't wait too long. The candy bothers. Also, with 40% abv makes it even thinner. To conclude the price does not match the final result. Definitely go to Double Cask.

  4. Steef1206 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Reasonable whisky. Overrated. Too expensive
    • Nose
      Fruity, flowery
    • Taste
      Bit flat, fruity
    • Finish
      Chocolaty, pleasant

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    1523) The Macallan, Aera, Royal Black
    Beautiful packaging, but a Taiwan exclusive for night club... so lets not raise the expectation too high, but I hoped to be proven wrong.
    • Nose
      N- Direct seasoned sherry and chocolate top note followed on by width-y fresh gummy candies, raspberries, cranberries, pineapple, apple, orange, and you just get this candies laden going on for few minutes. Though hint of waxed meat but faint. Vanilla cream. (84/18)
    • Taste
      P- Oddly sweet, sort sugary rum-ish, has chapterization been allowed in whisky making? I am sure it didn't... OK scents of bourbon oak with oozes of sour plum, honey and assam boi, so ya, this little part is fine. But boringly sweet with no soul. Reminded me the previous batch of Singleton 12YO, but that one at least much lower on price. (76/16)
    • Finish
      F- It doesn't matter how lasting is this anymore, as this is way too poor to assess. Boiled sweet spices and pickle ginger saving some grace. But can't ignored the unpleasant scents of artificial floral essence in a humid sphere, sort moldy. (78/16)

      B/B- 77/16 I am sorry, this taste like a joke and really desperate. Might sell well for the packaging, but has to pair with the night club lighting to make it palatable. Macallan? Really?

      Weighted Rate - 66pt

  6. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Thanks HK Ling for the dram. A generic NAS Macallan, with just enough on the nose and palate to pass as an acceptable malt.

  7. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Deloti scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice bottle and packaging. Liquid inside drinkable not very impressive. No notes.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Tim-R scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet, fruity and flowers
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sherry, fruity, very soft and smooth
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sweetness and soft all the way


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