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Macallan 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
337
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine Oak
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Triple Cask Matured
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
3 Barrel Label
Bottle code
L0541M L2 15:07
Barcode
5010314049409
Added on
05 Apr 2010 1:56 am
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 291.13

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337 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 18-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    MACALLAN, a piece of history whisky!
    let's see if he does his job!
    • Nose
      sherry, sweet english, wadded, woody, spicy
    • Taste
      the moistened wood that comes out with a little mold, varnish, cooked fruit, macerated, it's almost too simple, grass also strong enough to give more subtlety, the spices come back but very weak, then again the softness velvety
    • Finish
      simple on the same aromas, almost flat in the end, but also tranquility of the taste buds especially at the deg level. alcoholic

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A light, lively and very good malt - it looks younger than 18 years.
    Now very expensive!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      soft, fresh, fruity (ripe apples, pears, raspberries), some oak, very pleasant;
    • Taste
      strong, fruity (light fruits), somewhat out of round, caramel, honey, spicy oak, tobacco; tastes younger than it is!
    • Finish
      medium length, fruity, dry oak, sweetness (marzipan);

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    - a somewhat "disappointing" Macallan 18,
    - Of course still a high quality whisky but somehow I expected more with the name and age,
    - a bit better and fruity than the Macallan RUBY, but unfortunately I definitely don't see 9 in front,
    - Priced completely overpriced
    • Nose
      soft but strong fruit notes, freshness, oak, sherry, many berries, strawberry !, vanilla, complex nose
    • Taste
      strong, massive approach, lots of oak and spice, tastes younger than it is, dry sherry, the mixture of the two barrels (bourbon and sherry) can be clearly tasted
    • Finish
      spicy medium-long finish;
      medium-long fruity aftertaste

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Sweet, overripe pineapple, pear, vanilla, a touch of oak. Madness!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Light, creamy, sweet pineapple, alcohol can not be felt, is always sweet, light wood
    • Finish
      91 91
      slight oak notes, light tannins like a light coffee, sweet pineapple remains, medium long,

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      very beautiful complex and deliciously curly nose, fruity elegant
    • Taste
      86 86
      unbalanced - pulsating, lively but sometimes very angular and unexpectedly angular for his age and only 43%
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/on-location-macallan-old-new/

    The ‘Fine Oak’ series denotes predominately bourbon cask use. For this 18yo Fine Oak, Macallan have deployed only 1st-fill casks.

    N: After the 12yo Sherry Oak, this is deeper & richer with some fungal citrus and a more complex consolidation of all its parts.
    T: Alrighty, there are some woody tannins but not as much as there might be from more resinous sherry casks in the mix, given the levels shown in the 12yo ‘Sherry oak’. Adding water brings out the waxy=oils, bitter beeswax, a fresh sour-sweet,…. Again, rather more challenging than expected.
    F: Bitter notes leading to molasses, vanilla<aniseed. Good, long finish.
    C: Not perfect in the middle, but still very good. It’s no beginners malt however, especially at £170.Scores a B[-]

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great. I'm thrilled when I ignore the price.
    • Nose
      Many fruits. Pears, bananas, passion fruit, apple, pomegranate. A touch of sherry. Oak is there and gives the fruit salad its spice. No alcohol in the nose. The flavors alternate in their dominance. You can spend a lot of time tracking and discovering new nuances. Excite me.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sweet, full, fruity. The whole fruits appear on the palate, but the spice binds them together tightly. The spice, which reminds of pipe tobacco on the palate, dominates. The oak can not hold back here. She does not bother. It allows all the other flavors without getting into the background. The Nachschmecken is characterized by sweet tobacco.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Something warm, wonderfully spicy and fruity.

  8. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A real disappointment for me personally. I don't really want to say anything more. PLV = underground. POINT. As Ralfy always says: "We are the customer, we make the price policy"
    * Consider the 1000 $ Question: Is it the main thing to keep the main thing the main thing?
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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