Macallan Classic Cut

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited 2019 Edition
Sherry Seasoned Oak Casks from Jerez
52.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
31 Dec 2018 4:32 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 181.81

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan Classic Cut

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.61 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Got this one on the festival in The Hague in a small Macallan tasting. It is definitely not bad, but pricewise it is just to expensive. And again the extreme marketing around this brand is just repulsive.. absolutely not willing to tell me something about age. Instead a lot of marketing jibberjabber..too bad.
    • Nose
      A lot of european oak. Thick full bodied nose. Definitely PX driven. There’s red fruit in your face, plumbs, herbs and sherried oak.
    • Taste
      Immediately the PX sets the tone. A lot of very sweet sultana’s, spiced wood and dark red fruits. Well bodied, thick creamy and sticky.
    • Finish
      This is quite a heavy Sherry finish. Medium to long. It feels like my mouth stays covered in sweet candied syrup.

      Splendid stuff, unfortunately the price is not.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    The Classic Cut series was launched by Macallan in 2017 and might be considered on homage to the Macallan from an era gone by – before the launch of the Fine Oak when bourbon casks made their introduction here. It’s a yearly returning limited release that matured solely on sherry casks. Sherry seasoned casks, to be clear. It is bottled at cask strength. Mine, from 2019, sports 52.9% ABV.

    The first thing I notice is the oak! Unexpected and not what I was hoping for. But leave it to breathe for five minutes and all is well. More than well, in fact, it turns wonderfully aromatic on fresh figs, strawberries, dates and stewed quince. Give it even more time and it turns a bit candy-like. Red lace candy and fruit roll ups.

    Spicy and mouth coating. Creamy in fact. The taste offers sultanas, red fruit in a stew and loads of spices. Baker’s spices, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and even some black pepper.

    In the finish is where this malt shows the most sherry influence. Long, spicy and drying, but leaving you with a sticky mouth full of candied syrup.

    This will set you back some 125 EUR, but it is money well spent. Absolutely great Macallan. The Classic Cut 2020 was just launched, but I had the good fortune of getting hold of this bottle.

  3. sidqi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This one needs some water and time.
    • Nose
      Intense,orange jam,toasted oak,butterscotch and salted wafer.Caramel Macchiato,cooked fruits,ginger,a little licorice and raisins in the back.After adding some water,it’s more aromatic,prune,fruitcake,gentle spices,more sherry characters stand out.
    • Taste
      Oak spices,fruity and sweet,honey,tannin dryness.Oily,mouth-coating.
    • Finish
      Long and balanced,a little bitter,sweet and dry,warm and spicy.

  4. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sherry, nutshell, walnut, milk chocolate, honey, a subtle touch of rubber, candy, oak wood. Balanced, warming, a little rough, fine honey sweetness, slightly astringent, body medium +, intensity also medium +, interesting but not exciting.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. A0525 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    1528) The Macallan, Classic Cut, Limited 2019 Edition
    • Nose
      N- Tight initially but breath out very well with fragrantly peppers, nutmeg and orange zest. Subdue sweetness compared to 2018 with more menthol, struck matches, herbs and scents of papers. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Dry, spicy and chewy. Nutmeg and oak spices, with layer of sourish honey sunk in gently. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Long, gingery and lifting, good width of pleasantly warm dried fruit and lingering honey notes. (88/22)

      B/B- 88/22

      Weighted Rate- 86pt

  7. antyloop scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  8. antyloop scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Ruisdael scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Lax in finish, nose moderate and tastes like a very moderate commercial whisky. Case in point: when marketing is bluffing your quality! Way too much money too. Not OK.

  10. highland_hans scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Fruity like orange


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