Macallan 2002 SMWS 24.142

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Toffee tango and rhubarb rumba
Stated Age
18 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
57.4 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
14 dec 2020 1:47 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 499.90

10 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan 2002 SMWS 24.142

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.21 points.

  1. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Shortly after pouring, I first have to look for my nose. After a while in the Blender's glass, the notes mentioned here came to light.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sharper in the mouth, becomes creamy after a short time, unfortunately not very pronounced
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, a bit sour.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very seductive nose meets a much too bitter and one-dimensional taste and finish. Unfortunately, water doesn't help much. Too bad.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very classic but nice bourbon cask flavors. Lots of vanilla, caramel, honey, butter, pear, and pretty floral. Cloves, grasses, some wood (very subtle) and very light pepper. The 57% are excellently involved. After a while, pineapple and coconut are added, and sawdust with water.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Very voluminous and powerful. In the mouth you can now clearly feel the alcohol content and the wood is also very present (it is already becoming bitter). Vanilla, honey, oak and pepper, unfortunately little else.

      A little apple is added with water.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The finish is medium long with vanilla and honey, but also quite oak-heavy.

  4. PhilipJFry scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Not sure what to say, very lucky to have obtained this unique and very limited bottling from @smwsamerica. The distillery of this spirit is one of the most world renowned, a favorite of Neil Peart! Going off the bottle, single cask, first fill ex-bourbon. Very different from what this distillery usually releases, yet the spirt is very identifiable.
    Seriously, wow. Reminds me of an aged Japanese whisky in a lot of ways.
    Floral, buttery lite caramel (toffee), marzipan, vanilla oak and oak spice but a little more on the nutmeg side. The bourbon influence is present but very subtle and not overpowering. Nectar gives way to honey, gives way to rounded and warm malt, then funk. Almost that sherry funk but without a sherry cask influence; very clearly this particular distillery, quintessential scotch. In the long it's Granny Smith apples and not artificial in taste either, very natural. Just a tiny splash of water makes this beast very friendly. This is a bottle to share.

  5. LeChiffre did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Notes:
    Light and fruity aromas of pear drops and pineapple danced from the glass and paraded across pristine pine to find lemon curd on toast and sultanas dusted with allspice. A cha-cha of chilli heat and spearmint aroused the tongue before a samba of sweetness delivered honey, sherry trifle and cherry chocolate. With water came a tango of toffee and Turkish delight while a foxtrot of flowers brought carnations, roses and tulips with gooseberry jam and fresh pine wood. A waltz of warmth carried us through ginger and pink peppercorns as a final fling delivered toffee apples, strong black tea and bread and butter pudding.

    Issue price (Dez 2020): 170 GBP


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