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Macallan 1938 GM

Overall rating
93.72/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
A Pure Highland Malt
Vintage
1938
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Importato da Co. Import Pinerolo
Market
it Italy
Added on
02 Dec 2009 1:37 pm

Average value

€ 15729,21

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1938 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.72 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Colour:
    Old gold / amber
    Nose:
    Yes, what do we have here? The hoped for fruit sweetness remains almost completely, but there are plenty of other things. Soft, old sherry, but without real spice. In addition, slightly sour flavors of bland salad dressing, dull leather, cardboard, dried mushrooms, tart orange peel and watered orange liqueur. All in all good, but quite unspectacular!
    Taste:
    Soft and somehow watered down at the beginning. Old sherry with build-up fruit components, fresh herbal notes, leather, wet earth, moist foliage, almonds, cocoa, honey and orange liqueur. With notes of malt, vanilla and soft smoke becoming more intense and fattering towards the finish.
    Finish:
    Medium length - with soft tea aromas, cocoa, cream, pickled herbs, nut nougat cream, toffee, liquid honey and extremely fine wood.
    Comment:
    At the beginning a bit disappointing, but then ending in a conciliatory way!
    92 points
    N: 91P / G: 93P / F: 92P

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An experience, did not expect it to be so exciting in the mouth regarding the construction. But the points also show that this is not about PLV.
    • Nose
      Phew, a lot of mushroom, mushrooms and mildly moderate, then with plenty of time and warmth comes a lot of dark chocolate, fine cocoa, fennel, thyme, cumin, expensive coffee, ancient leather, old, damp tobacco, nutmeg, parchment, dry liquorice, some banana split and papaya are far behind, behind the vintage curtain, saffron, ginger, aniseed, cumin, coconut, still later pomegranate, blood orange, then he will turn a bit bitter-greasy with eggplant, zucchini, the coffee, cocoa, leather and old cellars but always remain the main notes. Oh, and of course an old mahogany chest of drawers.
    • Taste
      Exciting, the coffee struggles here with the aforementioned, in the spirit original fruit notes for dominance, while the latter but always lose fast, mango, pomegranate and even pineapple look only for fractions of a second, quite clear onset, then in the body but quite fragile, later also as in the nose the vegetable notes aubergine and zucchini, in addition to oiled leather, cumin, fennel, anise, rosemary, cumin, lavender and licorice
    • Finish
      Long, dark malt, leather and parchment, forest floor and saffron, some coffee grounds but more discreet

  3. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 2.725 € at Whiskyauction in March 2016and for 2.800 € in Jan. 2015

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