Macallan Estate

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

Average value

€ 289.41

78 × in wishlist

197 × member ratings

1299 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Estate

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.84 points

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    sweet spices, a little butter, a little caramelized and sweet sherry!
    well-pronounced malt
    the mouth on the same aromas, there we are not deceived with a little more woodiness too,
    vanilla, sweet lemon, a bit of young leather, the fruits are cooked, grapes and tangerine a little stewed and sweet; a little milk chocolate.
    the finish is medium, sweet on the same scents
    • Finish
      all ratings are equal ... but more than 88 seems to me 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. 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.

  4. MrDvorak scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 88pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose is wonderfully rouned and balanced with subtle nuances of caramelized red apples, cinnamon, nuts and pear jam.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is beautifully sweet and dense with notes of milk chocolate, prunes, caramel, ginger and hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium lenght, quite mild and silky with hints of coffee, orange zest, prunes, cinnamon and baking spices.

  5. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

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

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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

  7. 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

  8. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Lars93 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. ailean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


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