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Macallan 2008 SMWS 24.150

Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
WB182919
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A party in your mouth
Vintage
13.10.2008
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-PX Hogshead Finish
Casknumber
24.150
Number of bottles
332
Strength
63.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 May 2021 3:21 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 2008 SMWS 24.150

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 points

  1. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Fruit Toffoes, icing sugar, maraschino cherries, oranges in caramel, Tate and Lyle Jamaican ginger cake, carob syrup, cracked black pepper.
    Palate: Toffee apple, stewed prunes, dark chocolate and kumquat marmalade
    Finish: Silan, copper pennies and there's an earthiness about it- like a rich mushroom dashi

    With water
    Nose: More floral, parma violets, rosehip and raspberry leaf, black walnuts
    Palate: Blood oranges and gentian, mace and red grapes
    Finish: Baking spices and redcurrant concentrate, lilac creams

  2. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Strong alcohol, alcoholic wood-treatment, wood-polish, maple syrup, caramel toffee. Water adds some earthy tones and warmth. Maybe plumes and chestnuts.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Chestnuts, old wood...water opens it up a little bit, grapefruits and orangezests are appearing, but dry and bitter notes are also getting more present.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Warm, spicy, short and peppery / bitter notes in the end. The finish reminds me of a too strong black tea.

      Edit: The right amount of water brings a certain fruitiness to the table, but it's a thin red line. Plus 1 Point.

  3. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price on May 7th, 2021: 75.00 GBP

    https://smws.com/a-party-in-your-mouth/

  4. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:

    This dram captivated our senses and drew us in as we imagined starting a barbeque with burning pine cones or preparing spiced red wine-poached pears. Seriously spicy on the palate like chewing three Big Red gums (hot and spicy cinnamon flavoured) at once; this certainly took our breath away. We recovered and after the addition of water the heat was still prevalent but now a sweetness appeared as we had Turkish coffee and a baklava - filo dough, melted chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, lemon juice and honey. In 2018 we combined selected Oloroso butts before returning the single malt to a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.

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