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Macallan 1960

Overall rating
93.95/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
80 proof, FLLI Rinaldi Import
Vintage
1960
Casktype
Matured in Sherry Wood
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
05 Aug 2010 5:47 pm

Average value

€ 7442,53

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22 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1960

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.95 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tried this side by side with the 1961 and the 1961 wins. This is noticeably less bright and lively. Still an absolutely delicious, fruity dram.

  2. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin

    Macallan 1960 (80°proof, OB, Campbell, Hope & King, Rinaldi Italy, +/-1975) Five stars A famous series, all whiskies being 15 years of age, although that was not always advertised. I’ve tried quite a few vintages from 1946 to 1963, all ex-sherry wood, but I had kept the 1960 for this special occasion. Now’s the time. Colour: dark amber. Nose: both the resemblance and the differences are striking. Did they use to add a bit of rum into Macallan at CH&K? Of course I’m joking, what’s similar is the ‘old humidor’ side as well as the dried fruits, while what’s obviously different is the slightly steely profile, the whiffs of roasted malt, the notes of toasted cake and the chocolate. Also the wood smoke that arises after one minute. More globally, this is obviously drier; I’d even say it’s both drier and less emphatic than many other vintages. The raisins have been burnt here. Mouth: wider, fuller and more ‘immediate’ than the rum, and without any noticeable oakiness. It’s typically old Macallan, in fact, with this sherry that does not taste like plain sherry at all, and that brings many dried fruits, from figs to raisins and from dates to prunes. No meatiness here, no gunpowder, no grapey notes, rather those fruits plus some tobacco, some fresh fruits as well (ripe bananas, perhaps) and then just one drop of cough syrup that brings even more complexity (a little wormwood, aniseed, mint, sloe, juniper…) Impeccable. Finish: long, rather round, with some chocolate, marmalade, maybe cherries in kirsch, figs… Fresh oranges in the aftertaste lift it. Comments: one of the whiskies that converted many people to malt whisky. No wonder! Even if other vintages have been even more stellar in my opinion… SGP:562 - 92 points.

  3. newman346 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Macallan 1960 OB 80 ° proof 75 cl. Gradi 46 ° Matured in Sherry Wood FLLI RINALDI - BOLOGNA clear glass - tall bottle - cream label gold framed in black & gold - distillation year in shoulder label - gold screw cap two stars This is no longer appropriate Macallan has become an iron plate at the end of the evening! Color: Unexpectedly dark dark brown.This is a sign of Munmun system? Nose: Clear and refreshing chocolat. Attack: No way it's smooth up to here! fig! Pomegranate system! Body: Luxurious but moderate cave feeling.Taste: firm sense of wheat as though it is a syrup gangan.Juwa and ginger ghee.Time goes by alcoholic feeling and najiko juice.Smoking prunes are sublime.Cold sum of tofu and soy sauce cool Finish: Gorgeous Mellow and Grape Gish are glossy Well, Macallan will definitely drink in the same mood as Aqua Vitae of grapes.It is a steel plate but less surprising and less magical.I become a fan It is not such a mysterious distillery. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharsjj9hu6d

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