Macallan 1968

Overall rating
95.50/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
WB14745
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine & Rare
Vintage
1968
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
33 years old
Casknumber
5913
Strength
46.6 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
22 mar 2010 10:34 am
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5604.00

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 1968

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 95.50 points.

  1. macallanfineandrare scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    I had the chance to try before I bought it. Without a doubt the best and most complex whisky I ever tasted (and I tried a few thousands), not as unusual as the 1940 fine & rare but most balanced and integrated.
    • Nose
      99 99
      Apple, cinnamon, white peppery spice, develops towards baked fruit within an hour or so. Caramel/toffee notes with a hint of fresh vanilla coming through. Later on red fruit and dried fruit accompanied by ginger. Heavenly!
    • Taste
      99 99
      The nose impression can easily be found on the palate in almost every detail. Sweet spiciness, sour notes fading, the caramel remains. No sign of bitterness at all which could be expected based on the 33 years of maturation. Wonderful mouthfeel!
    • Finish
      97 97
      Very long, developing additional complexity. Interestingly a slight saltiness remains. Hints of smoke, probably from barrel charring arise after about a minute. Creaminess and ginger notes prevail. Unforgettable and reproducible.

  2. Allandale did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottled at 34 years old.

    Pale gold, faint green tinge.

    Oily, cereal-grain aroma. Sweet at first, then a dusty dryness.

    Finally, a huge sweet fruitiness. 

    Pineapple. Papaya. Custard apple.

  3. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Producer`s Tasting Notes"NOSE: Spiced apple with vanilla toffee and apple/floral high notes

    PALATE: Cooked spiced apple with citrus and hints of toffee sweetness

    FINISH: Cinnamon apple"TWE

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