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Macallan Classic Cut

Overall rating
87.32/100
votes
93
Whiskybase ID
165353
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

€ 153.11

51 × in wishlist

93 × member ratings

1014 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Classic Cut

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.32 points

  1. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  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. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. tommy12 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Color of dark white wine. Scent: Vanilla, sweetness, no sherry influence, the pre-filling of the barrels with bourbon is very clear, butterscotch, light fruit (not identifiable). Taste (diluted with water to less than 50%): sweetness, intense, typical Bourbon cask aromas, somewhat one-dimensional, mouthcoating, medium-long finish, no off-notes, but nothing special either. I had a sample and there was no way I would buy this bottle. There is so much better.

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 01-22-2020.

  7. klejf scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    It's awesome value macallan

  8. 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!

  9. 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

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