- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Fine Oak
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Triple Cask Matured
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- 3 Barrel Label
- Bottle code
- L0197P L2 24:05
- Added on
- 20 Nov 2010 11:40 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 15-year-old
35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.48 points
- Whisky to my liking. I don't enjoy smoky whisky and cask strenght whisky and this is exactly what I expect from whisky. Rich fruity taste.
- A good sherry was used. It’s not a “bomb”, but it is a well balanced expression with a vanilla addition.
Oily, vanilla, stewed red fruits, plummy, buttered bread. Nice and fragrant
Balanced, but a bit watery. Sherry and vanilla, with a small amount of spice. Matches the nose well.
Fruity, medium short. A tad tart, sherry sticks around and it ends sweet.
- A nice whisky, easy to drink, better than the 10 and 12 fine oak but not worth the price tag
Vanilla, some sherry dry fruits and a hint of grass.
Vanilla is more dominant than the sherry, More marzipan/almonds than I have had in any other OB Macallan.
Vanilla with some spice, cut grass, some dry wood .
- 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.
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
From medium to full-bodied, moderately dry. Bitter-sour berries (viburnum), black pepper, oak, milk toffee, salted caramel, cream fudge. 21
Medium in length, smoothly fading, dominated by oak tannins. 21
Very solid, fresh and balanced whisky. Balance 22.
sweet dried fruits, yellow fruits, oiled wooden planks, finely fruity sherry notes, harmonious and noble, subtle alcohol
It also transports most of the aromas to the palate, slightly bitter, youthful but pleasant, and the alcohol stays back
unspectacular and rather short than long, slight adhesive note, bitterness from the oak, plain
- A full, smooth body.
Toffeeish. Gently fruity and spicy. Hints of peat? A little lacking in dimension.
Grassy lightly peaty notes.
- Nice promise not kept. Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5 Mouth 2/5 Final 3/5 Whisky n ° 1644
Floral, fruity, some splinters of wood, it is rather elegant and autumnal. Toffee, crème brûlée, clove and coffee, very pleasant!
Fluid, too much maybe the reduction feels too much. Draft, not very precise. we have vanilla. It's too simple.
Easy and pleasant, slightly bitter.