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Macallan 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.35/100
votes
276
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine Oak
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Triple Cask Matured
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
3 Barrrel Label
Bottle code
L0197P L2 24:05
Barcode
5010314049300
Added on
20 Nov 2010 11:40 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 172,30

33 × in wishlist

276 × member ratings

1198 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 15-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.35 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A good sherry was used. It’s not a “bomb”, but it is a well balanced expression with a vanilla addition.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Oily, vanilla, stewed red fruits, plummy, buttered bread. Nice and fragrant
    • Taste
      88 88
      Balanced, but a bit watery. Sherry and vanilla, with a small amount of spice. Matches the nose well.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fruity, medium short. A tad tart, sherry sticks around and it ends sweet.

  2. BenNevis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky, easy to drink, better than the 10 and 12 fine oak but not worth the price tag
    • Nose
      Vanilla, some sherry dry fruits and a hint of grass.
    • Taste
      Vanilla is more dominant than the sherry, More marzipan/almonds than I have had in any other OB Macallan.
    • Finish
      Vanilla with some spice, cut grass, some dry wood .

  3. MGHOW scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    I absolutely love this. I picked up a half dozen bottles a while back at clearance price at Le Clos in Dubai airport.

    This is fabulous whisky, so wonderfully precise with everything balanced to perfection. It's a juicy, chewy fruity dry oak delight. It's almost Japanese in its engineered aspect and I can see why this is so popular in the Orient, not merely through marketing but actually because there are no off-notes, nothing untoward to deal with.

    It's like sucking a gobstopper. You get a range of flavours from orange, through a range of tropical fruits and finally to liqourice, and it's so mouth wateringly fruity and juicy you just want more.

    A truly great whisky in fact. If you come at this without preconceptions about the price (and admittedly I got mine for around 50 quid) then you will understand. If you come at Macallan thinking it is an overpriced rip off then you won't get it.

    It's not a MASSIVE whisky, but great whisky doesn't need to be, this is simply an absolute pleasure to drink and perhaps that is the skill in perfecting simplicity which Macallan seem to achieve. Macallan make simple whisky, but they make the very best simple whisky in the world.

    I haven't tried the latest incarnation of the Macallan 15 but I don't think it can beat this perfection.

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Just sawn board, light wine notes (dry sherry), ascorbic, lozenges, vanilla, dried apricots, malt, fresh sour and dusted apples, hops, a broken branch, bitter cocoa powder. 22
    • Taste
      From medium to full-bodied, moderately dry. Bitter-sour berries (viburnum), black pepper, oak, milk toffee, salted caramel, cream fudge. 21
    • Finish
      Medium in length, smoothly fading, dominated by oak tannins. 21
      Very solid, fresh and balanced whisky. Balance 22.
      Total 86

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet dried fruits, yellow fruits, oiled wooden planks, finely fruity sherry notes, harmonious and noble, subtle alcohol
    • Taste
      86 86
      It also transports most of the aromas to the palate, slightly bitter, youthful but pleasant, and the alcohol stays back
    • Finish
      82 82
      unspectacular and rather short than long, slight adhesive note, bitterness from the oak, plain

  6. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A full, smooth body.
    • Nose
      Fruitiness.
    • Taste
      Toffeeish. Gently fruity and spicy. Hints of peat? A little lacking in dimension. 
    • Finish
      Grassy lightly peaty notes.

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice promise not kept. Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5 Mouth 2/5 Final 3/5 Whisky n ° 1644
    • Nose
      Floral, fruity, some splinters of wood, it is rather elegant and autumnal. Toffee, crème brûlée, clove and coffee, very pleasant!
    • Taste
      Fluid, too much maybe the reduction feels too much. Draft, not very precise. we have vanilla. It's too simple.
    • Finish
      Easy and pleasant, slightly bitter.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

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