Macallan 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.67/100
votes
167
Whiskybase ID
WB184466
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Bottled
06.04.2021
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L00750D L10
Barcode
5010719187003
Added on
27 may 2021 10:22 pm by macog
Uncolored

Average value

€ 594.19

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167 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 18-year-old

23 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.67 points.

  1. Gomez1981 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really dignified, well-done sherry malt with a nice balance. That goes for "easy sipping" as well as for a more intensive preoccupation with the flavors. A higher alcohol content would certainly do well here, but it shouldn't necessarily suit the target group. Which brings us to the topic: In terms of price, it is simply beyond good and bad. I find a Bunna 18, for example, quite comparable, and it is around 1/3 of the price.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lots of orange, dried fruit, cinnamon, bits of tobacco, leather. A beautiful, multi-layered nose, fits perfectly into the Christmas season.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A bit dry at first, then a lot of oak, slightly oily, but overall a bit thin on the tongue.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length, some sweetness and wood.

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  3. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. SC3 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Saturated. Dark fruits and berries, spices, toffee, sweet chocolate
    • Taste
      86 86
      Watery, chocolate, dried fruits, oak, creaminess, spices, pepper
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium, dry, nuts, oak, spices, tobacco

  5. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Dried fruit, lots of dates, figs and raisins, a few of them slightly sulphurous, notes of wood and oak, slightly sweet and herbaceous. Hint of menthol, spices. With a little time also orange, baking spices and a little spicy honey.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Warm, spicy and fruity, notes of wood/oak, spices, orange, dried fruit, some barrel. The oak appears a little tart towards the finish. Toasted oak, some nuts, some chocolate and a hint of coffee. Delicious.
    • Finish
      88 88
      finely dry with some chocolate, roasted notes, wood/oak, spices, dried fruit, nuts, hint of coffee. Finally a hint of sweet malty.

  6. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose is really great, but taste and finish are almost nonexistent. It's just disappointed(
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dried sweet-sour plums, buttery toffee, sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, orange zest
    • Taste
      85 85
      Watery sweet creamy sherry dried fruit, ginger, black pepper spice
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short-medium, pepper spice, wood, sherry sweetness

  7. andrewpricebooks scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    I keep wanting to see Macallan as overrated. Everyone raves about it, and that usually means a lack of character. But honestly, this bottle deserves the accolades. It is smooth and subtle, yet full of depth. The nose grows the deeper in the glass it goes. The mouth feel is rich. The taste expands the longer you hold it in your mouth. It doesn't fade or turn to alcohol as many other do. And the finish is subtle and leaves you with a memory of a wonderful experience. I give it a 94 in case I find better, but so far, this stands as my basis of comparison for other whiskies.

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 21+ 21 21 84+

    Barrels washed with sherry, sour, you can drink, but without pleasure, they have smelt something, what kind of cardboard aftertaste? (...
    in general, a sad modern topic IMHO ...

  9. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Macallan's unique spices, higher-than-expected structural sense, dried fruit, oak, nuts,a wild sour taste

  10. shawndgenus55 scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Simply the best!

  11. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    In general, I liked it, although it is inferior to older bottlings in terms of depth and richness. Plum, marmalade, caramel in chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, citrus fruits, wood is felt, but does not interfere. Salt, ginger and black pepper are added to taste. Average finish. 22-22-22-22

  12. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    nice sherry whisky.
    Very complex and full in profile.
    Very pleasant.
    The best Mac I've personally had in my glass so far.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. HSARGU scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  14. Hsh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    macallan 18 sherry 2021 4.6 Charming and profound flavor of sherry cask The heavily centered sherry character keeps the mouth feeling like it's running away with a steady long finish Taste and finish are fantastic
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  15. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very "correct" sherry whisky, which in all components will appeal to both whisky connoisseurs and the mass consumer.
    But besides being a marketing product, this is really a very high quality and good whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87
      Solid but falls a bit short of previous years. Too thin

  17. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For the money I get exquisite cognac from Prunier.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I already love the color.
    You know what to expect.
    A deep red-brown.

    Wonderful aroma.
    Sherry, old and heavy,
    paired with old, damp wood.
    Slightly sweet, red fruits, already a bit of vanilla.

    Slightly furry taste,
    Sloes and plums,
    but strong barrel,
    almost a bit bitter.

    I have to admit, I've had better sherry oaks in my glass.
    This release is a bit behind the others.
    But it's whining at a high level ...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. domani scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice painting but with certain restrictions - 01.10.2021
    • Nose
      89 89
      Unmistakable Macallan character, sweet and sour fruit aromas, subtle barrel flavor and wood characteristics, the nuttiness offers a range from dry to syrupy, great independent nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      At first very flat, one-dimensional sweetness spreads, tingling barrel flavor, very oily and creamy, unfortunately it stays that way
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long, stunning, sweet and sour, sticky wine note, little barrel, the Macallan character remains and cannot be displaced by the barrel

  20. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    (Macallan tasting 20.10.2021)
    NOSE: Nice Sherry nose, lots of dried fruit notes, old wood, old books, sweet almonds, marzipan. Almost a "creamy" nose. (90-91p)
    TASTE: It arrives with dried fruits and a number of citrus elements; dried orange and lemon peel, quince marmalade (w/o the sweetness). On the mid palate moderate wood spices (ginger, a little black pepper) and touches of sweetness. (88p)
    FINISH: Some spice, 50/50 ginger and black pepper. (85p)
    OVERALL: Quite the "citrus bomb". Total score 88 points.

  21. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. eselsim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well you can't take away the fact that MacAllan does own its own bodega that supplies high quality sherry cask.

    WLW 2021
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nose was amazing, the old school sherry from good old days, chocolate and coffee, supreme sherry raisins, rose petals, molasses, a whiff of rancio
    • Taste
      86 86
      Thin, with hints of tobacco and dried figs, hate this copper/ metallic aftertaste on a tongue, orange peel, ripe fruit
    • Finish
      86 86
      coppery short dry, but it's a good whisky overall.

  23. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The expected MacAllan sherry, dark fruits, chocolate, hint of tobacco, orange, very consistent quality, feels slightly thin, nice

  24. Kingeadail scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

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