Macallan Folio 4

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Archival Series
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L0536A L21 17:10 11:54
Added on
14 Apr 2019 1:12 pm by ctu

Average value

€ 9529.26

77 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

289 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Folio 4

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.06 points

  1. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is what Macallan say:-

    The "Archival Series" from Macallan is a limited edition, balloted release which recreates the old advertising styles of The Macallan.
    Released in 2019, "Folio 4" is the 4th release in the Archival Series, and is presented in a tin book style package, which includes a hardback book.

    I say :

    What a load of crap and great example of everything that is wrong with the whisky world at the moment.
    The information is scant as to what is in the bottle, a balloted release to add to the air of mystery.
    How old are the casks, type, fill, probably seasoned for half an hour in a sherry cask no doubt?

    Macallan is taking people for mugs, 124 proud owners of a bottle and not a single bottle opened at the moment, with a singe bottle showing empty only a handful of rates and as usual for this sort of thing not a solitary tasting note in sight.

    Come to think of it if it is balloted then how come some `lucky` people manage to get 2 or 3 bottles of the stuff

    How nice is this stuff, can anyone provide a few pointers?

    Why is it worth a 4 figure sum, based on what exactly????

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    224 bottles in collections,> 35 ratings, not a tasting note, is clear ... seldom seen such obvious moneymaking in the private market as with Folio # 4 and # 5 (the latter completely absurd with 70% ratings in the upper third of "newbies") in the base).
    Stick with it, Folio # 4 is still the best and closest to the "real" Macallan from # 3, # 4 and # 5, # 5 already has missing notes and I wouldn't even take it for 80 €, # 3 would be a nice one , very gentle, sweet thing for probably. 60-70 euros, funny story all of that.
    • Nose
      Aromatic, very nice, significantly more nuts of all kinds than # 3, including dry ones, which are still in their shells, but also has glazed, nice dirty sweetness, rough malt underneath, raw, brown sugar, milk chocolate, walnuts, camphor, oiled leather , Plums, apricot jam and kernels, tick delicious oak
    • Taste
      Parma ham, nice dirty malt, tree sap, apple syrup, maple syrup, in between grated, raw nuts, nutmeg, cherry, plum, apricot, sweet tobacco, cumin, tick autumn leaves
    • Finish
      Plum sauce, toffee, apple, lemongrass, malt, medium length (on the longer end)


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