Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
Sherry Wood
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Flli Rinaldi import
Added on
05 Aug 2010 5:02 pm

Average value

€ 1086.83

8 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 08-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.72 points

  1. CowboyTzf scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    maybe this bottle i tried turned bad for years????????

  2. Ostfriese scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting:
    The taste cannot quite keep what the nose promises, but the diverse aromas are well interwoven and the malt knows how to please
    • Nose
      Sherry aromas rise from the glass accompanied by raspberries and currants. Raisins mix with coffee and roasted aromas before earthy and slightly mineral notes push their way to the front. Hints of old leather and the scent of a cigar box round off the nose. The nose definitely knows how to please.
    • Taste
      The start is surprising. At first creamy and restrained with oranges, sweet figs and a hint of vanilla, before the coffee and roasted aromas accompanied by pepper also show in the mouth. Heather and dried herbs lie slightly in the background. Sandalwood and tannins show up.
    • Finish
      Medium length, getting drier. Oranges and white coffee still accompanied by a light pepperiness mix with oak aromas.

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Single dram, blind session 2017 06 04
    • Nose
      Stinky, ink, blackberries, smoke/coal, lavender ? 89later,  nice old malty & beeswax notes  93
    • Taste
      Sweet, perfumed, grasshoppers, brown sugar, 90
    • Finish
      Musty fruits, figs, cassis, 92

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    8 yo - and such richness!

    Round & complete & ripe & aromatic & real old Sherry cask.

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1 on 2. Oct. 2015 -

    with some eager friends: the 3 cats, Wootan Hippo van Rheen, Foxy, and last but not least: Wolfi Wolf!
    • Nose
      Thick cooked cherry mass, dark chocolate, pleasant alcohol between solvent and 'UHU', sweet nut puree, honey (great!), spices, jams, peach, 'Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte' (also marzipan), scouring powder, toffee, mocha, leather, Demarara sugar, fudge, a lot of rose petals and old cosmetic powder;

      then pepper, boullion cube, a bit vinegar, gravy, a little bit woodstain, juice of oranges & apricots & carrots & some mushrooms (!), tobacco leaves, sponge cake dough, apricots, cornflowers.
    • Taste
      Cherries, oranges, citrus, honey, a little sourness, light jam, spiciness, leather, apricots, coffee ground, wood;

      'blond' tobacco, dark chocolate, tartness, lemon peal, some maltiness of tart beer, cherry brandy, old hazelnut, corn flowers and rose petals.
    • Finish
      Cocoa powder, leather, Demarara sugar, sweetness, citrus, lemon peal, then great spiciness with some wood, the wood mixed with pleasant card board, honey (wonderful), some 'earthy' (like humus);

      then also 'Franzbranntwein, herbs from the kitchen, a hint of cough drops, the tart foam of beer, cornflowers and dried roses, old dry hazelnut.

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. aby scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    tasted a slightly different one which had 26 2/3 fl on the label (like the one that is for sale at Old whisky).

    Amazing powerful old sherry whisky, a great Macallan expression that can not be compared with the Macallan that is out now.


  10. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Distillery-bottled for official Italian importer Rinaldi in the 1980s,

    this is classic young Macallan aged in magnificent full-on sherry casks.

    Brilliant stuff."


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