Macallan Edition No. 6

Overall rating
87.51/100
votes
382
Whiskybase ID
WB159712
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Label
C5.V393.t23.2020-006
Bottle code
L0355C L02 08/09
Barcode
5010314309886
Added on
05 jun 2020 12:26 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 388.17

111 × in wishlist

382 × member ratings

3389 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan Edition No. 6

69 users have left 71 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.51 points.

  1. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Best Macallan I’ve had for a while, and much better than the standard, entry-level malts. Not worth the crazy prices being charged, but a good example of a well-balanced sherry cask dram. Rich, sherried nose reminiscent of the 18yo from many years ago (not the modern versions that can’t hold a candle to them). Definitely benefits from time in the glass and a drop of water, which enhances the depth of aromas. It just builds and builds over time…lovely (and easily worthy of a 90+ rating). Unfortunately, it feels a lot thinner and younger on the palate, perhaps betraying some youthful casks in the mix. A real shame, and makes it difficult to justify the price. Similarly, quite a short finish with a youthful, spirity edge to it. Glorious nose then, which almost justifies the entry price, but let down somewhat by the palate and finish. Difficult to score fairly as a result.

  2. Lew201 scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Glad I had a bottle because every time this Macallan presented itself differently… first time I could smell and taste chocolate… next time something different, perhaps coffee, light whiff of leather…. Fun bottle!!!

  3. Cohar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Seemed very similar to buna 12, i got a bit more of a dusty note and menthol on the nose. On the finish i got much more wood and bitterness than the buna. From where im from i could buy 7 bunas 12 or 1 macallan eddition no.6. Theres a clear winner

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Light, rather pleasant dessert whisky with fairly significant industrial mineral inclusions, well balanced, smooth, drinkable, rather watery taste, lacking body.
    • Nose
      Open, moist, sweet creamy shades, boiled condensed milk, fruit and berry notes - jam, overripe apples and pears; light putrid tones, mineral motifs with an admixture of sulfur.
    • Taste
      Soft, watery, sweet creamy and berry shades, woody notes, fudge, toffee, light mineral and industrial motifs, metallic sourness, dried fruits, chocolate, industrial tones intensify in development, ginger, daikon;
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, light notes of oak, creamy sweetness, dried fruits and cappuccino, some mineral-metallic sour notes.

  5. zurbaran scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Compared to a 12 MacAllan Sherry from 2015, it looks much younger and immature...

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  7. malt maniacs scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  8. P.K.S scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Macallan, im not a fan
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet,honney,black berrys,green drapes,
      Apricote, hevy thik som vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily, sweet, thik, green drapes, vanilla peppery
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long oily peppery, dry oak finnish with oak bitterness

  9. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. HoneyBadgerZ scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Last bottle from the collection

  11. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Macallan Ed 6, 48.6%.

    Sample consumed Nov 2021.

    Pouring it into the glass instantly throws up apple aromas.

    Appearance is amber.

    Aroma is meaty and waxy sherry cask with Christmas cake, raisin, fruit n nut chocolate. A note that initially threatened to suggest sulphur morphs into Christmas cake. Some Jamaica ginger cake later on, along with some pink rose petal and Turkish Delight.

    This is a very, very good sherried whisky aroma. It’s complex yet cohesive, not obviously sulphured (especially when given time, and I seem to be sensitive to sulphur so I'd probably notice if there were a real issue), deep, and just pleasant to nose. Good casks – no corners cut – it shows.

    Body is oily.

    Taste is low impact, gives a sort of unsweetened fruit squash impression up front and into the middle, becoming spicier and spicier especially on the swallow. Spicy oak. Touch of redcurrant lingers on with the chilli ... maybe some salt and fig biscuit. Breathy and almost smoky char impressions in the finish. The chilli dominates.

    It’s not doing half as much on the palate as it does on the aroma, which is a shame. The aroma suggested a blockbuster, but it didn’t deliver at the business end. Nevertheless it’s a solid, enjoyable, appropriately seasonal whisky for these colder nights. Good. 3.575/85

  12. antyloop scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Well, here we come to the tasting of the final release from the Edition series. Let's see what once again the super promoted Macallan has prepared for us in the release without a certain age.

    ???? Color: dark amber color

    ????Aroma: once again sweet and dessert... molasses, plum jam... creamy caramel... spicy spices and amazing dried fruit compote... maple syrup... echoes of a wine tavern where aromas of different wines hover... exclusively soft and delicate fragrance.

    ????Taste: dry and slightly tart taste... good freshly smoked prunes and raisins digested in compote are clearly felt... walnut-creamy paste... light chocolate-coffee flavor

    ????Finish: Delicate, long, slightly longer than average... coffee toffees, prunes... tart tannins of barrels... although if you taste a little more, it seems that the duration of the finish also increases...

    ????Conclusion: a very good release... nevertheless, my TOP of the tested (3, 4, 5, 6) in the Macallan Edition line is Edition #4, and this one is 2nd in the ranking.
    Who has not tried - run buy and try, while it is still sane. Who has tried - invest)))

    Points: 87.5

    Inst: @whiskyliferussia

  13. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nothing special - just good
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet milky cream, light caramel, butterscotch, heather honey, light cherry
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cream, sour cherry, dark chocolate, butterscotch
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, dry, plums, prunes, a lot of dry wood

  14. yarikovsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  15. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ordinary sherry tendencies such as plums, dried fruits, grapes, and sticky

    But Finish is weak and dissatisfied

  16. MrDvorak scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Spicy but well-rounded, beautifully sherried
    w/ notes of leather, milk chocolate, prunes and some coffee nuances.

    RATING: 88pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.

  17. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  18. fnk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It seems like sherry, but somehow everything is so well intertwined in the aroma. Berry-fruit well-balanced bimba! Good degree, drinkability, it's a pity that the price, as for me a beggar, is high. The last time I was so pleased with Tamdu 12 wo.

  19. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like this dram. Fruity with lots to discover. I find most OB of this distillery flat and not interesting but this one has my attention. At the release price I would buy myself a bottle.
    • Nose
      89 89
      At first 86 to my opinion but after a drop of water it opened up and very fruity, lots to discover.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruity but spices are little overwhelming for my taste.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish where the spices are not in front but smooth and integrated in the finish.

  21. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Typical macallan. Fruity, sweet and overpriced.

  22. wbarchive_621113 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Very good whisky, finally in my whisky bar

  23. PRV scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    What disgusting, this jellied fish of yours!

  24. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      A nice refreshing Macallan nose. Nothing terribly exciting, but it's a nice, subtle, warming nose, full of caramel sweetness, and soft spices like aniseed and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Remarkably similar to other Editions. It's a rather benign dram, something I would recommend to my non-whisky friends, which I have done before with the other Editions. To pay anything more than $60 USD for this would be a crime.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Nice. Ok. Quite pedestrian, but that is what Macallan is nowadays, and it seems like it wants to stay that way.

  25. Luigisim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. Apikalov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. Ficelli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  28. olegborgol scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good balance (22), aroma - prunes, sherry, chocolate, nuts, dark berries. (22) taste - nuts, pepper, wine-sherry note, oily and tart (21.5) finish - longer than average, bitter-tannic, but not bad (21.5). Of course, a bottle doesn't cost 350 and even 250 is too much for such a NAS, but if Macallan released a regular release at a retail price of up to 150 - it would be a success.

  29. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  30. DannyDram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Sherry, dark chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, espresso, walnut, red berries and fine spice. Well balanced, full-bodied, good complexity, creamy, fine sweetness. Pronounced intensity. Well done.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  32. Gous scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  33. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  34. MichaelG scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Nose; Olorosso sherry, spicy aroma, chocolate, prunes, "Candied milk" sweets, dark dried fruits.

    Taste: dark chocolate, cocoa, cherries in liqueur (Merengue), candied ginger, European oak barrels, walnuts, dark raisins ..

    The finish is long, dry, chocolate butter, oatmeal cookies, ginger appear on the tongue, a long, rich, warming finish!

    Conclusion, I think the spirits are average about ten years old, with sufficient strength of 48.6%, well-chosen barrels, worthy of sherry dram.
    Score "87 points" deserved.

  35. JimJaws scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  36. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    1541) The Macallan, Edition No. 6
    • Nose
      N- Green tea, raisin, vanilla with sweet berries jam, fore note of creaminess, but the quite fiery and spicy dry notes are not far behind. The tea get pungent , darker and intense. Toasted nut emerged with whiff of resin parked by the sulphur. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Classic Macallan's dried fruits and spices top notes, with sweet oak and orange, dried peaches and prunes on a familiar peppery nuances. Landed pretty hard on oak, but better this way than soft and lame. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, dry tea and oak notes prevails but balanced. Young ginger, warm and minty, this feel fresh. (88/22)

      B/B- 86/20

      Weighted Rate- 82pt

  37. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  38. PMAC scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

  39. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  40. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  41. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  42. Ankon scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  43. Joint86 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced. Not as flamboyant as the Edition 4, but a very worthy conclusion to the series.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Excellent sherry bouquet: leather, prunes, tobacco. It opens well after standing for 20-30 minutes
    • Taste
      88 88
      Continuation of aroma, caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee bitterness
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium duration, spices, woody motives

  44. maxgrey993 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    The aroma is delicate, not pungent, dried fruits, plums, cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee, sweet but not cloying, a little musty wood, toasted toast.

    The taste is medium in density, moderately sharp on the first sip, candied cherries, the taste repeats the aroma, but with a greater intensity of oak, after a few sips, a buttery nut and a bar of dark chocolate are felt more strongly.

    The aftertaste is medium, warming, repeating again, light oakiness, spices, creamy toffee and toast crust.

    As a result, a pleasant tasty whisky, there is no surprise, not a sherry bomb, but with a good balance, with its degree is very light, perhaps it will open from some side over time. Grade 86

  45. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  46. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is balanced, nothing out of place or too bold. A great Macallan pour and end to there series
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lighter sherry, caramel, raisin pie, a enticing and balanced nose
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy caramel, sweet Sherry, baking spices, ginger,
    • Finish
      90 90
      Much the same as the nose and palate, sweet sherry, caramel, spices, ginger

  47. tribe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I haven't had that many Macallans yet, and I have to admit I was a bit disappointed with the current 18 year old bottlings. I have to say impartially and subjectively that I liked this one better.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Toasted malt and dark berries. Very powerful and round. There is also some leather and wood included.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Cinnamon and herbs ala thyme or something similar. Honey, sweetness, dark berries and also the leather are added. I really like it. Jam with blackberries and malt. Menthol and some ginger
    • Finish
      88 88
      Nice and roasted with nuts, it ends in medium length. Sweet jam comes up here again. The wood also sounds like a 3in nut taste

  48. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Johannes de Silentio did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Big-volume Macallan limited releases bring out insanity on all ends of the spectrum. Looking at how many novice members have this near 100 points is instructive. It's similar on the very low-end, as well. I actually am fairly interested in purchasing this due to a good experience with Edition No. 2 (and, thankfully, it's not too hard to get in the United States where I live). But, man, it'd be frustrating if I had to rely entirely on WB for this. Damn shame.

  50. Razr did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    One of the best Macallan of the last 20 years

  51. Alpuga scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Fruity touches and a long finish.

  52. Gareth74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A fine journey.
    There’s nothing quite like watching people get out of their prams and lose their minds over Macallan. You see the same kind of stone chucking and name calling in horological circles with Rolex and in the car world where the Ford Focus driver tells you why Bentley is crap and they’d never have one. Of course, reactions like these tend to say much more about the people making the fuss than the thing they’re getting so animated about.

    So, it’s finally over. Macallan’s sixth and final NAS edition has landed. It all started so quietly with no.1, no.2 blew the doors off and gave me the ‘fear’ and I’ve been enjoying them to varying degrees ever since. Now it’s time for the last one. And it’s a pretty thing.

    Baby you’re so blue! If there’s one thing everyone can agree upon (though some would never just to be obstreperous, cantankerous sourpusses) is that the look of this range has been wonderfully colourful and classy. This final one is a beautiful sky blue that has a backstory tipping its hat at the river Spey.

    So. Have they done the range proud and given it a sign off worth drinking?

    No. It’s garbage. Macallan are idiots and charlatans and just a marketing company, people who like it are idiots, sheep, they only care about the brand recognition. This isn’t even good enough to wash my feet with. It’s getting 2 points from me. I’m angry and grumpy and petty and I need you to know it. ...

    Well, they have, regardless of what the Victor Meldrews' would have you believe. It’s lovely, a perfect word to describe it. Right away the nose telegraphs you all the typical Macallan elements. It’s all there, a sherry character that is unmistakable. It’s rich and solid like a big, old oak cupboard. Polished wood, bees wax, Manuka, raisins, dried plums, dried ginger powder and old, ground cinnamon, varnish and that chocolate thing that Macallan can do so well. I love this kind of smell at this time of year. I’m sitting here in front of a big log fire and it just works. Toasted oak and roasted, toasted crunchy nuts. There’s also a lightness of touch in there. It’s not some sherry monster that flattens everything in it’s path, it envelops everything gently. This is Macallan. Terrible stuff. Made by idiots. No, morons! Did I tell you I hate Macallan?

    In the mouth. Mmmmmmmmacallan. Well, well done boys and girls. Just the ticket. It’s not the orange oil bomb of no.2 and it’s less of the coffee and chocolate monster that I found in no.4, more body and heft than 3 and 5. It's sweet on arrival - I initially got flashbacks of sweet rums and sherry, lots of toasted cereals and nuts, the viscosity is as good as any of the others, it sticks to your ribs. It’s rich and warming but never veers towards any kind of harshness, it’s been polished expertly. Cinnamon, ginger, cocoa powder, gentle oak, toasted nuts and toasted Madeira cake crumbs, there's red fruit in there too. A smear of jam, some sort of red fruit, maybe a wayward raspberry or strawberry. I’m loving this. Another smear of Old Oxford marmalade. Pastry, some bits where it’s been slightly over cooked and the glaze is sticky.

    One small glass. 20 minutes after and my palate is still aware of the sherry and wood influence. It’s not a heavy finish but it’s strong and solid and has a lasting effect. ‘Medium+ but extremely persistent’ probably explains it best. Very, very enjoyable. Turns out I like even numbers, this is up there with 2 and 4 without a problem. Lovely.

    So a little story. I picked it up yesterday from my local booze emporium and made them open it on the counter and we all had a glass. And then I made the only other lockdown customer in there have a glass too (sharing is the best). This chap was pretty new to whisky and hadn’t heard of Macallan before. His unsolicited reaction was priceless. ‘Oh god, that’s the best thing I’ve ever drank. Period. I want what he’s got. Have you got any more bottles?’ I feel sorry for him. He’s gonna be another one of ‘those people’ who likes something for what it is and, will be no doubt, be told he’s an idiot by people who know better. Such is life.

    Cheers people.

  53. zholthran did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Please introduce the median as replacement or addition for the current rating calculation or provide intelligent distribution filters. Every idiot can massively impact the overall ratings with ridiculous ratings. Especially extreme lower end ratings can easily have up to >5 times more impact on the average than ratings on the upper end. Please, it‘s so frustrating to see when a better solution is so easy to provide.

    Edit: with 99 total ratings and 87,05 rating (reference date nov/16/2020) the median for edition 6 would be 89 (nearly 90) which clearly is a significant difference in appreciation. Considering the non-linear metric that is followed by >90% of the users this is a different quality level. Root cause for the difference are the three extremely low ratings of bennywhisky (1), Razr (2) and JansonDay (10). Funny thing: if all three rated it a 1 the overall rating would have been much better because not the n lowest and n highest ratings are ignored but all (sic!) ratings with the maximum and minimum value which is completely inconsistent. Manipulators know that of course.

    Edit 2: On dec/02/20 rating is back to 88.92, some of the low ratings simply have disappeared or have been „slightly“ modified - it‘s magic. ;)

    Edit 3: @maxi_vor95: your behaviour is actually part of the problem. No one should use the rating system to battle low or high ratings... just use it to express your very individual valuation. Otherwise this only leads to rating war which completely destroys the system.

  54. Ricedorff scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    raisins, dates and figs, followed by ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and a hint of cloves

  55. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  56. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  57. saure28 scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    Wonderful note on the palate. Very long finish. A dream for this price.

  58. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  59. saure28 scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    Very Goood Malt

  60. Jakomo scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  61. Razr did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    How can you give 80 points to this Malt? Please be fair, it is one of the best expressions of Macallan of last 30 years.

  62. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  63. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Number of Casks: 393 Hogsheads and Butts

    Sietse Offringa
    trinkprotokoll.at

    Vatting: 74% European Oak and also with European Oak Hogsheads, so possibly less than

    200 000 Bottles
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  64. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  65. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great whisky. In my opinion, shouldn't have more percentages. Ideal for me.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Amber

      Nose:
      Wow ... maltporn.
      When you first smell it, you immediately notice the sweetish leather, cooked dark berries, vanilla and caramel. Moist wood is surrounded by sugared raisins. I think he has something similar to rum. I'll leave it there ...
      With a little time in the glass, the fellow develops. Damp tobacco, a puff of smoke and slightly rancid fat. Dark chocolate and a little lovage, which makes the story a bit dirty. The whole thing looks somehow syrupy with flowing transitions. A fresh peppermint note is in the background. The longer the colleague swims in the glass, the “lighter” the berries become. Going in the direction of dirty raspberries now. And there is something else that reminds me of mocha. Also a little overripe orange. Great…
    • Taste
      Soft, but spicy start. Now comes a lot of ginger and nut chocolate. A creamy mouthfeel is created and fruity sweetness spreads. The dryness goes in the direction of rust dust. And stays spicy on the tongue. In the taste I find more roasted grain and it has something like dried blood. Significantly fewer berries on the taste than on the nose. Instead, it is spicier and stronger. Sour cherries and dried herbs.
      Malty with the second sip. Something like dark beer.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The sweet notes disappear first. What stays long is the ginger and the dry herbal note. Here, too, the mocha. What I find astonishing is that the colleague becomes drier, but does not give up his creaminess.

  66. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Grand Finale

    There it is: the 6th and final expression in the Macallan Edition series. I had the privilege to taste it during an online presentation by Macallan, including the whisky but also quite a bit of explanation and promotional material. That was, of course, rife with promotional platitudes, but that’s only logical considering the fact that it was presented by the ambassador of the brand. Having said that: it was all impeccably organized, the parcel I received was out of this world (much more than just a sample of whisky, let’s keep it at that) and to top it all off: the whisky was very, very good.

    Wonderful nose on plums, cherries, toffee & coffee, caramelized hazel nuts, figs and a hint of cuberdons. Immediately a good spiciness with cinnamon and ginger. I am immediately reminder of a bakery during the end of year festivities.

    Nicely oily, immediately very sweet and again quite spicy, almost piquant event. The first sip is all about cinnamon pastry, roasted nuts, caramel, plum marmalade and coffee. From the second sip forward its more about walnuts and orangettes. Nice evolution in the glass. Yes, this is actually quite complex.

    The finish is long, remains spicy and sweet and is simply very satisfying.

    Textbook Macallan and a very worthy conclusion of this interesting series. Available for around 135 EUR. It’s my favorite of the series, followed closely by the second one. I’m so sorry I missed out on Edition No 1 and looks like I’ll never get to try that one.

  67. Herrmo scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    It's good, very good. full sherry note, rich in fresh fruit, ginger, chocolate, toffee, vanilla and balanced oak; beautiful, full, long, intense finish; fresh fruit, plum and sweet orange with spices, creamy chocolate. I'll get another, no, two bottles

  68. redhades scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    A really nice dram, full of sherry and oak influence, a great nose, one of the best smell if you give it a few minutes in the glass. The nose is a bit better than the taste. Complex and well structured. I left my personal opinion in this review:

    https://youtu.be/2Vz-78mW4mM

    Slainte!

  69. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A lot of jam fruitiness and sweetness as well as dark chocolate, vanilla, a little honey, a light herbal note and a pleasant spice.
    I have seldom drunk such a balanced whisky (maybe because I'm still relatively young ?!), a highlight of 2020 for me.

    EDIT 1: Rating adjusted, thanks to @zholthran for the comment.

    EDIT 2: A few weeks after opening the bottle, the drop becomes even BETTER and MORE BALANCED. For me a smooth 89, a top whisky.

  70. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A delicious dram indeed! Rich, creamy sweet and wonderfully balanced with an attractive fruitiness, pleasant warming spiciness and long lasting nuttiness. A dram that also brings out the complexity of the aromas when combined with a few drops of water. Mouth filling, multi-layered, and pleasantly warming. Ideal for cold autumn evenings.

    I thank Beam Suntory Germany for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/09/29/the-macallan-edition-series-no-6/
    • Nose
      Dark fruit on the nose with plums and cherries, followed by toffee and vanilla. This is joined by notes of fruit cake, dates and butter crumble. Over time, spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and oak become noticeable.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries and brown sugar. Then warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, oak and a touch of pepper arrive. After the warmth fades, notes of caramel, dark chocolate and walnuts emerge.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting with creamy plum jam, oak spice, toasted bread crust and lots of walnut flavours.

      With water: After the addition of a few drops of water more intense fruity notes on the nose with plum jam, cherries and oranges. These are joined by slightly floral notes mixed with toffee and cinnamon. Again very sweet and creamy on the palate with plum jam, cherry and milk chocolate, followed by slightly warming oak spice, ginger and cinnamon. The finish is still long, less fruity but drier with oak, nutmeg and ginger spice.

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