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Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.68/100
votes
643
Whiskybase ID
12841
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

€ 95.90

42 × in wishlist

643 × member ratings

3528 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 12-year-old

85 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.68 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    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. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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/
    • 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!

  4. dimitrios scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. wizzkey scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    over rated!

  6. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Teomarg scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. valery77 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh apple, vanilla notes, fresh white bread, creamy caramel, plum jam, fresh wood, berry sourness, cotton candy. 21
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied, moderately sweet, slightly watery. Black pepper, creamy caramel, sugar water, woody tannins, herbal bitterness. twenty
    • Finish
      Between short and medium in length, tannin, with herbal bitterness. twenty
      Nice, not complicated, but very drinkable whisky. Balance 21
      Total 82

  10. KOQ24 scored this whisky 62 points Expert Junior

    Pretty nice and balanced Malt with a really disappointing Finish.

    Overpriced as Hell though.
    • Nose
      75 75
      fruity,light sulphur,orange zest,vanilla,various berries,peach
    • Taste
      75 75
      sweet arrival
      -vanilla,spicy,earthy,orange zest,almonds (Marzipan),berries
    • Finish
      35 35
      short,light, almost watery.

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