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Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.75/100
votes
544
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 1:32 am
Uncolored

Average value

€ 77,23

32 × in wishlist

544 × member ratings

2815 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 12-year-old

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.75 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. hans1971 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    A step up from the 10, but there are many options that are better for a 12 year old OB.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 95.5 points to the Macallan Fine Oak 12 years old. "This has restored my faith to the point of being a disciple".

  6. meatlove scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Simple and rather flat, the most interesting here, rather the fragrance, the taste / finish is very utilitarian; for a drinking mole "for every day" is expensive - for half the price of a given whisky alternatives in bulk, and for a whole - a lot of great offers (poke your finger at random in a whisky - Glenmorazhy 18YO, Ardbeg Kurrirekan, Glendronah Allardis - what else is there to say, / quality in Makallanov terrible).
    • Nose
      Clear, bright, fresh, flowery-cereal, malt, freshly prepared, dried wood, cold porridge, some vanilla, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Sweetish with strong malt tones, oily, viscid; oak, moonshine, simple and uncomplicated, slightly harsh.
    • Finish
      Light, spicy with notes of ginger and pepper, light fusel moonshine shades, rather flat and watery, light oak mustard.

  8. 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.

  9. OKoster scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A departure from their 12 year flagship aged soley in sherry casks, this expression from The Macallan Fine Oak series utilizes three types of oak casks for aging: European ex-sherry, American ex-sherry, and American ex-bourbon. It was released in 2004 and bottled at 80 proof.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. Tim-R scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    A great and fine Macallan
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      88 88

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