Macallan 1957

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Anniversary Malt
Stated Age
25 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml 750 ml
Added on
05 aug 2010 6:06 pm

Average value

€ 18236.56

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 1957

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.33 points.

  1. ctu scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Clearly my oldest, rarest and best Macallan. Perfect proportions, all this is definitely but very elegant. And of course, very expensive. :)
    • Nose
      94 94
      Deep and complex. Sherry, forest fruits, citruses, caramel, spices and oak. Antique furnitures, lacquered wood, herbals and touch of smoke.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Powerful, sweet and spicy. Sherry, honey, caramel, mixed fruit jam, vividly acidic forest berries and citruses. Milk coffee and dutch cocoa. Matured oak. Raisin and cinnamon. Amazing comopsition.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, bittersweet and spicy.

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  3. JCTang scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Perfect stuff. Old schoool Macallan with delicate sherry notes and marzipan

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A classic, very different from modern sherry beasts, very smooth and an excellent blends
    • Nose
      Complex, sweet tangerines, a whiff of smoke, citrus fruits, lemon peels, tiny dried dates, very classy
    • Taste
      Citrus, lemon juices, mouth-watering, then turns to coffee and dark chocolates
    • Finish
      Long, bitter and butter chocolates

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This I the best Macallan I have had (if me memory serve me well). Perfect balance of peat fruit and sherry. I reckon at about 48-50%  would score this at 97 points and that's the trouble in order to get mrks for refinement you lose a little in its punchiness but you cannot have everything.A beautiful Macallan, one of the most elegant whiskies I have tried.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      96 96

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Perfect balance and weight in my view.Lovely stuff.
    • Nose
      Smells in a nice way like furniture polish, caramel slices, sweet sherry, honey glazed ham, raspberry coulee, blackcurrant and a hint of pistachio or some other nut variety but I cannot pinpoint it. If you leave it in the glass for 10 minutes some peat does come through mixing nicely with the sherry.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, there is some fine peat in the background, the sherry takes centre stage here , its all on forest fruits and  blackberry mixed with ripe dark plums.The peat stays in the background for time but if you leave it in your mouth it grows and keeps growing, a very jammy whisky.
    • Finish
      Its not powerful buts its very long, sweet and an  peaty angle to it that you do not find these days.

  7. MaltMartin scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    My oldest Macallan so far and what a beauty! Gentle but complex classical sherried whisky from a period when the name "Rolls Royce of the Whisky's" was pretty well deserved. X-mas dram 2016.
    • Nose
      The nose starts dusty with old furniture, beeswax and leather polish. Followed by fruity notes of ripe apples and grapefruit. Roasted almonds and some clover honey at the background. It's like toffee and sherry hand in hand. Very old skool, but very nice. You can nose this for hours.
    • Taste
      Rich and round with a full fudgy mouth texture. Nutty sherry sweetness. Lots of raspberries and plums. Apricot jam. Orange marmalade as well. A touch of sandalwood. Raisins. Later on espresso coffee and dark chocolate. Slightly syrupy.
    • Finish
      Long. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. A little ginger. Perfectly balanced.

  8. WhiskyPeterOss did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    What a wonderful experience to taste this one!
    Much influence of the barrel, really beautiful!

  9. Feusi scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    My oldest ever tasted whisky and yes i`m proud to taste it ). So you knew in the past Macallan. Sherry in his finest nuances. Here`s the Rolls Royce comes to light.


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