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Macallan Classic Cut

Overall rating
86.55/100
votes
152
Whiskybase ID
WB165353
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited 2020 Edition
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Sherry Seasoned Oak and American ex-bourbon
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010314309978
Added on
10 Sep 2020 10:37 pm by elphilippe
Uncolored

Average value

€ 169.29

60 × in wishlist

152 × member ratings

1551 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Classic Cut

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.55 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 87pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is gentle and silky for Mac with notes of honeycake, milk cookies, crab sticks and some white grapes.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is fresh and oaky, rather gentle with hints of honey again, stewed peaches, caramel cookies and white pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is medium lenght, pretty spicy and oaky with domination of honey and caramel along with orange zest.

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    1547) The Macallan, Classic Cut, Limited 2020 Edition
    • Nose
      N- The 4th in this limited annual series. Puffy leather raises the curtains for this splendid 55% liquid sunshine to flow effortlessly with traces of ripeness and refinement. Classic charred orange peels with grated rock candy rounded up with sweet dried fruits and fresh pinkish gari. Stimulating and inviting. (90/22)
    • Taste
      P- Melt in your mouth. Delicate and silky with balanced of sweet/sour equation. Abundance of dried orange for the Vitamin C with mesmerizing juicy sweet and spicy gari ginger. (91/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, zingy, mildly spicy, orange pralines and dried citrus stripes. (89/22)

      B/B- 91/22

      Weighted Rate- 88pt

  3. MLE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. klejf scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    It's awesome value macallan

  5. Fman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Smooth, well balanced, really that much alc.? You drink it and you want more...NAS that expensive? Well I´m thinking about!

  6. ZXX scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A positive surprise. On the nose a little hot initially as expected, 55% ABV and NAS so young distillates likely included. But there's much more and it all unfolds given time. Water tamed the nose but made it less interesting. Palate, very nice. Does not need water IMHO, big surprise. Oaky, yeah but in a good way. For some reason the oak aroma in particular reminds me a lot of a Glenfarclas 25 bottled circa 2018. Just a little feistier. Not cheap but not bad either.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Evaluated in a blind tasting of 8 ex-sherry samples. She finished second in my evaluation. However, if I had to take the price into account, it would fall deeper in the ranking.

    As an evaluation, I wrote: Fine, drier, relatively quiet.

  9. kanpai79 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  10. ipchrist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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