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Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.80/100
votes
633
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine Oak - Triple Cask Matured
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
3 Barrel Label
Bottle code
L0100P L2 26:03 12:04
Barcode
5010314048907
Added on
05 Jan 2010 1:25 am
Uncolored

Average value

€ 89.51

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 12-year-old

78 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.80 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: floral, white fruits, pear, melon, also some sulfury off-note.
    Taste: a general lighter sweet fruitiness, vanilla, some honey and oak wood spices.
    Medium finish with dried fruits, wood spices and oaky dustyness.

    Quite a basic and simple Macallan. Considering complexity this is worth no more than €30 a bottle.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Really not a fan of this one. Tastes younger than 12 years, and very generic.
    • Nose
      New make. Boiled sweets. Citrus oil. Toffee. New wood.
    • Taste
      Sticky sweet. Cinnamon candies. Slight sulphur. Waxy citrus peel.
    • Finish
      Short-medium. Rich sweet fruits. Toffee. Marzipan. Dried citrus.

  3. Mordeth scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Kilo1 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Well, very mediocre, not bad, but not even catchy. European oak, if not mistaken, is not mine.

  5. volker40sw scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 11-01-2019 at "The Mash Tun" in Aberlour.

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    tasty, easy drinking, summer whisky of the Glenfiddich 12 class (and clearly too expensive)
    • Nose
      mild fruity-sweet, orange, peach, caramel
    • Taste
      the fruitiness is fresher and less sweet than you might expect from the nose, rather cool apple and pear compote, with a mild aromatic-woody flavor; very watery, thin mouthfeel
    • Finish
      short and fresh

  7. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

  8. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Sherry notes, raisins, honey, caramel and orange zest.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Again that typical sherry notes, raisins, spices, sharp citrus zest note, vanilla and honey.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Some spice notes, cinnamon, orange zest, honey, raisins and oakiness.

  9. hans1971 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. NielsZ scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Enjoyable 'run of the mill' single malt. All in all it doesn't do anything wrong, but then again it doesn't particularly stand out either.
    • Nose
      Very nice 'thick' and broad palate of smells. Dried fruits, vanilla, sweetness as in honey, cake and banana. Certainly a lovely whisky in the nose!
    • Taste
      Starts of as lovely as it smells with the above notes and a certain honey sweetness but then unfortunately a certain harsh note kicks in which kind of cuts of and flattens the taste.
    • Finish
      The finish is dry, a bit flat and rather short

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