- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rinaldi Import
- Matured in Sherry Wood
- 80 (proof)
- 750 ml
- Bottled for
- by Campbell, Hope & King, Elgin
- Added on
- 05 Aug 2010 5:48 pm
16 × in wishlist
41 × member ratings
31 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1959
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.81 points
- This Whisky was sold for 1.610 € at Whiskyauction in March 2016
- What a pleasure to taste this wonderful work of art!
One sure can make 'other' Fine Spirits but not 'better' ones!
Categories loose their meaning here …
With this dram 'Jazz in Baggies' (FineSpirits_butler1 & me)
celebrated their visit of Japan in March/April 2015.
Thank you, Thomas - and thank you, Macallan!
… just remind everything you wish from a great Sherry matured Single Malt - you get it!
… and more … and more … and more …
But over all stands a harmony, a complexity, a unity that makes you stop thinking …
A never ending nose, it seems!
all (!) you found in the nose you will find in the taste -
just more intense, more defined, more satisfying - if that's possible!
all you found and enjoyed until now sustains through the whole finish!
All together at the same time!
- One of the greatest Whiskies I had the chance to try yet.
Wondering if a dram can taste better than this one.
Armin Fuchs and me found this golden dram in a nice pub in Tokyo during our stay in spring 2015.
- Completely overwhelming.
Most pleasant no matter the mood you are in - you have no chance when you sip it.
Centered and the most subtle complexity.
Single dram note with Armin Fuchs.
Oldest and clear Sherry casks, old and universal blood orange juice, cherry jam with a splash of old rum, warm plums filled with a sugar cube (dumpling), old and ripe and rich throughout, lemon milk ice cream, raisins, highly complex, scouring powder, brandy beans, dark chocolate dripping on a dirty workshop floor, needle extracts, wood barks, forest cottage, resin, leather shoe with leather sole, strong concentrated washing-up liquid with spices, liquorice drops, some brine as well, dark quince jelly with vanilla bean ...
resin, fiery, needle extracts mixed with the most noble Sherry, best Sherry casks, old old citrus and and and ....
Simply put: Really everything but even with more intensity!
Best old Sherry cask with marmalade, resin and caramel at the same time - interwoven with tart citrus and scouring milk, again pine needle extract.
All the spectrum in all directions at the same time ...
- Actually no words. Smell from a distance already right there, as if your name is being called. The taste, so full and dried fruit, spicy ... small pepper. Unbelievable. Aftertaste remains. What an experience.
- Tasting note by Serge Valentin
Macallan 1959 (80°proof, OB, Campbell Hope & King for Rinaldi, Italy, +/-1973) Five stars Colour: amber. Nose: oh my! Let’s keep this short. Sumptuous sherry, rich, fragrant… Orange blossom, quince jelly, sultanas, old Sauternes, cured ham, pipe tobacco, wet earth, old books, various herbal teas, toffee and spearmint. Utterly fabulous nose, the style that defined ‘The Macallan’ as it used to be. Mouth: glorious attack, just like if you bit into a slice of Christmas cake (or Alsatian berawecka). Thousands of dried fruits, chocolate, marzipan, jams, soft spices, old cognac (eh?)… and an avalanche of tinier flavours of the ‘chocolate-coffee’ universe. Brilliant. Finish: long, coating, creamy and jammy but not heavy, mainly thanks to the fairly spicy aftertaste. Comments: what can I say? This defines authentic sherry-matured malt whisky. Only a slight roughness at times will prevent me from scoring it even higher. SGP:562 - 93 points.