Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L0211B L10 05/06
Added on
27 Jun 2019 2:24 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 253.13

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151 × member ratings

926 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Estate

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.17 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    sweet spices, a little buttered, a little caramelized and sweet sherry!
    well pronounced malt
    the mouth on the same aromas, there is not deceived with a little more wooded too,
    vanilla, a little young leather, the fruits are cooked, grapes and tangerine a little stewed, and sweet; a little milk chocolate.
    the finish is average, sweet on the same scents
    • Finish
      all the notes are worth ... but a more than 88 seems to me made to hope for a personal resale!

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fancy box, difficult not to get lost with the marketing, uninteresting liquid

  3. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Blender glass
    Really tasty and very clean malt. But that's what you'd expect from a clever Macallan. Well done, but it doesn't totally knock you out.
    • Nose
      Very noble honey sweetness. Sufficient strength for the percent, but rather mild. Looks high quality. Balanced sherry sweetness, rather light and fruity, apple, light leather, apricot, peach
    • Taste
      Nice round, light, light sherry, again light leather, there is something delicious more, an oak that I like.
    • Finish
      Only medium, but intensive until then

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I like the concept, and while this is good, it doesn’t justify its price. The nose was good, palate thin, and my favorite part was the finish.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet and a touch sour, oak, raisin, honey, baking spices, vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      Spices, ginger, sherry, oak, abv holds up, but a bit thin on the mouthfeel
    • Finish
      90 90
      The sherry sweetness lingers great here with the interplay of ginger and spices

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Easter Elchies

    The Macallan Estate – named Easter Elchies – is 485 hectares and can be found along the Spey. Master Blender Sarah Burgess was inspired by the estate to create this NAS expression, distilled from barley grown in the own fields. The whisky got a very exclusive packaging meant to convince the consumer to fork over around 215 EUR. Not sure if it was a huge success for this expression can still easily be found in shops.

    The nose is wonderfully aromatic with lots of sherry influences in the guise of nutmeg, cinnamon and caramelized nuts, orange oil and some banana flambéed. Lots of sweet malt, a hint of dark honey and dried fruits. But it is all so soft and friendly.

    On the palate the nuts and candied ginger come first, followed by milk chocolate, leather and raisins. Cinnamon and nutmeg return, followed by dry oak and orange peel. Buttered toast and freshly ground coffee. All in all quite good, in fact, but again soft and friendly.

    The finish is very good. Long, spicy, warming with beautiful notes of oranges at the death.

    A very pleasant surprise bar the price. But really, no need to beat around the bush, this is delicious.

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sherry, dried fruit, oak wood, nutty, spicy, fruity, malty, a little honey. Balanced, warming, medium intensity, medium body and good complexity.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      very fruity; light fruit; Mixture of light fruit basket (banana; pear; a little lemon)
      little by little, more and more spices come through; dried fruit; beautiful barrel note; a hint of vanilla; a touch of pear
    • Taste
      spicy; but still mild; beautiful spices; delicate vanilla; something exotic; with time it gets slightly nutty, fresh fruit over and over again; a touch of malt; it definitely has a spiciness (not from the alcohol); rather ginger-spicy
    • Finish
      beautiful oak flavor; becomes very dark chocolate; almost coffee bean.

  9. Auriverdes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. corbuso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A smooth, rather simple and spicy expression of Macallan, with some malty flavours and only light to moderates aromas of dried fruits.
    Not very complex and seems rather young. An easy drinking one.


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