Macallan 1979 JM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
James MacArthur (JM)
Bottling serie
Fine Malt Selection
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Decanter for Alambic Classique
Added on
16 May 2010 6:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 300.00

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1979 JM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. tangtang scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    it did not meet my expectations.
    Older is not always better.
    It doesn't seem complex and quite bitter.
    the price is definitely not justified for what is on offer
    • Nose
      quite closed even after a long time in the jar. Fruity, subtly sweet in the background, some honey, very slightly dried fruits. The alcohol is easily present
    • Taste
      strong fruity start, slightly spicy, old wood, subtly sweet, dried fruits, honey, later a little bitter again
    • Finish
      strong aromatic finish, dried fruits, oak, slightly hot and bitter

  2. 1898whisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Unfortunately, the expectations were not met, not very complex, slightly bitter. Overall too little for the framework data. The proud price seems justified only by the name. At least the decanter can still be used afterwards.

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Considering the age (and price) it is rather disappointing. The beginning in the mouth is still nice, but then slips into a bitter note, which intensifies in the finish. Otherwise not very complex and exciting. Unfortunately rather a mediocre malt in my eyes, and the name of the distillery doesn't change anything.
    • Nose
      86 86
      fruity-sweet; yellow fruits; Honey; light notes of grass or hay come through; spicy oak note; well matured but not too complex nose
    • Taste
      84 84
      oily; sweet; yellow fruits; Honey; spicy oak; with a little time in the mouth, the sweetness tips more in a bitter direction
    • Finish
      79 79
      noticeable bitterness arises; tender fruit; sparkling spicy oak


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