- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Matured in Selected Sherry Oak Casks from Jerez
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottled for
- Duty Free
- Added on
- 10 Aug 2010 8:08 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 12-year-old
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points
- Alright, so, got this on a deal for Christmas for less than 220eur because of severely damaged label.
Whisky level was in the high shoulder...
Felt thin on the palate. Short finish, not much complexity on the nose or the palate.
FineSpirits_butler1 is really precise:
mouth-filling sips are needed indeed in order to enjoy it.
Still a Macallan, highly drinkable, got the bottle and had 4 glasses in no time...
- Amazing old school Sherry Whisky, no off notes,nothing more to say.
- Mouth-filling sips are recommended in favor of the body.
Tasting with Armin Fuchs and Wooti.
Sweetness of raisins with a Speyside-character as first.
Also some Sherry casks, light milk chocolate (also nut-chocolate) and a caramel-vanilla cream joined by some alcohol. Sweet malt, some grain, musty wood, some cherry (impressions of 'Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte'), hints of Sherry and apricot puree.
After swinging it around it gets way more round with hints of scouring milk, some wood polish and some tobacco leaves.
There is also a wooden church bench. Maybe a hint of sulphur, but never disturbing, more like a 'special' note coming out of the wood (if the Whisky has time to rest in the glass undisturbed).
A little neutral in the beginning (in the direction of highly diluted vinegar with some cherry juice) but getting quite fiery after some seconds.
Vegetables (Kohlrabi), sweetness arises (sugary), tartness.
After opening up there comes a whiff of scouring powder, more spices, some cherry and raisins; and hints of raw asparagus.
Also an old and dry mop, hints of brandy beans and fruit liquor with some vanilla.
Some Sherry, pleasant with gooseberries, milk chocolate and café latte.
Later some raisins, wet wood, tartness and something ferrous with currants. Hints of leather-vegetables, light tobacco combined with hints of brandy beans out of a Sherry cask.
- My first 'young' old(er) Macallan -
the distillery is clearly recognizable.
It's somehow youthful, very lively on the tongue.
Simple but satisfying -
with every sip it becomes rounder and richer.
Tasting without FineSpirits_butler1.
Dried raisins, plums, also cherries, dried heather flowers, cake sweetness, oranges and honey, pleasant alcohol comes together with woody notes, from time to time strawberry jam!
Then appears slowly spiciness from the Sherry cask - slightly interwoven with chocolaty aromas; also coffee notes appear.
After swinging a little bit in the glass it shows itself defiant and some 'grain' opens up, but soon it calms down again ...
after the first sip:
cappuccino, hints of spirit, before the spirit comes one can recognize some caramel;
later also some sourish Minestrone ...
Round; sweetness (but not 'sweet' at all), creamy, chocolaty, Citrus, cocoa powder, hints of Cognac, some oak, plums (more: the feeling of it), vanilla bean, fruits, spices;
more cherries, coffee becomes more, more tingly, lemon juice, dark, tart cocoa cake, hints of pepper.
dark chocolate, dark cherries, lemon, oranges, oak, spiciness of herbs, Cognac, sweetness, some vanilla bean;
after the second sip:
rum, coffee ground, dry wood, dried sage leaves, pepper.
- Adding water brings some hay to the nose but be careful. It's easy to ruin it with to much water
Clear nose of Raisins, Plums and a little wood
Round and soft, fruits, plums raisins, dates, figs, vanilla and a slightly oaky taste
Long warm finish with all the tones from the taste