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Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.68/100
votes
460
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

€ 80,29

460 × member ratings

2382 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
21

Tastingtags

68 Notes

meatlove
Member Senior meatlove Review note
11 Jul 2018 8:37 pm
meatlove gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
85
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
04 Apr 2018 12:30 pm
Calmar gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Открытый, яркий, свежий, цветочно-зерновой, солод, свежеобработанное невысушенное дерево, холодная каша, немного ванили, лимонная цедра.

Taste
Сладковатый с сильными солодовыми тонами, маслянистый, тягучий; дуб, самогонные нотки, просто и незамысловато, слегка резковато.


Finish
Лёгкое, пряное с нотками имбиря и перца, лёгкие сивушные самогонные оттенки, довольно плоско и водянисто, лёгкая дубовая горчинка.


Comments

Простой и довольно плоский, самое интересное здесь, скорее аромат, вкус/финиш весьма утилитарны; для питьевого молта "на каждый день" дороговат - за пол цены данного виски альтернатив навалом, а уж за целую - масса отличных предложений (ткну пальцем наугад в вискибэйсшоп - Гленморажи 18YO, Ардбег Куррирекан, Глендронах Аллардис - о чём ещё тут говорить, соотношение цена/качество у Макалланов ужасное).

Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
13 Mar 2018 8:15 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 67 points
Color
Pale straw
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.

Comments

Really not a fan of this one. Tastes younger than 12 years, and very generic.

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OKoster
Expert Senior OKoster Review note
04 Feb 2018 2:15 pm
OKoster gave this whisky 79 points

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.

Weighted Rate
78.5
Nose
75
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
75
Price
75
Presentation
90
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Tim-R
Expert Junior Tim-R Review note
18 Dec 2017 9:21 pm
Tim-R gave this whisky 81 points

A great and fine Macallan

Weighted Rate
81
Nose
78
Initial taste
83
Body
80
Finish
88
Price
72
Presentation
80
JeroenVandeWalle
Member Senior JeroenVandeWalle Review note
18 Nov 2017 8:03 am
JeroenVandeWalle gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
85
Whisky-Connaisseur
Expert Senior Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
29 May 2017 6:17 pm
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Sweet opening notes of vanilla, toffee and malted barley, followed by dried apricots, nectarines and sultanas. Smooth with a whiff of alcohol in the back, nicely balanced with oak spice, white pepper and a touch of marzipan.

Taste

Initially sweet and fruity on the palate with dried apricots, oranges and subtle raisins. Pleasant notes of vanilla and sherry emerge, before an impressive spiciness of oak, white pepper and ginger takes over. Very warming indeed. Malted barley and creamy honey linger towards the finish.

Finish

The finish shows medium length with a sweet and fruity mix of vanilla, toffee, raisins, and milk chocolate. This is followed by a slightly warming and dry spiciness of oak, ginger and white pepper on the tail.

With water: Fresh on the nose with a few drops of water. There's more fruit coming through with oranges, nectarines, apricots and subtle lemons. Still sweet with vanilla, toffee and malted barley, while the spiciness is noticeably tamed. Again lingering fruity notes on the palate with lemons, oranges, apricots and nectarines. Pleasantly creamy with vanilla, toffee and sultanas, while the warming spiciness is slightly pushed in the background. Smooth and creamy with a medium long finish. Vanilla, raisins and slightly dry oak on the tail. Very savoury!

Comments

A tasty dram! Rich, smooth and nicely balanced with an attractive fruitiness, pleasant sweetness and surprisingly warming spiciness. Good interplay of the American and European oak-derived flavours. What surprises me most is the fact that a drop water or two brings out more of the pleasant fruity flavours, while the good balance of sweet and spicy elements is still present. Another positive 'aha moment' to me.

I thank Sietse Offringa and Beam Suntory Germany for the generous sample!

https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/macallan/

Mario87
Expert Junior Mario87 Review note
03 Feb 2017 8:31 pm
Mario87 gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
79.9
Nose
79
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
81
Price
82
Presentation
77
livingbythedram
Member Junior livingbythedram Tasting note
27 Dec 2016 7:59 pm
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Marsepein, vanille, licht fruits

Taste

In de smaak vanille, perzik, appel, vleugje marsepein

Finish

Afdronk zacht, lang erg fruitig erg lekker voor een 12 jaar veel diepgang bij elke slok.

Comments

Bij de afdronk prikkelt het achter op de tong dus beetje bitter van smaak. Maar zeker niet vervelend. Hoe langer je hem laat ademen hoe meer tot zijn recht hij komt.

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
21 Nov 2016 3:16 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 81 points

N- Refine, elegantly fragrant notes of floral and fruits, with ginger, light cocoa lingering.

P- Ginger, peach and apricot, along gentle coat of caramel.

F- Medium-long, milky with juicy peach, return of soft spices.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
85.2
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85

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