What the f****, Macallan?
For years, this distillery has managed to undercut itself and pull three-digit sums out of the pockets of its loyal fans, driven by arbitrage hunters and fanatical collectors, even for below-average booze.
"A Night On Earth In Scotland", the name of which is probably the most creative thing about this product, fits right into this "list of shame". And with all the love for different tastes: Anyone who awards 98 points here is either severely disturbed in their perception or the desire for value appreciation is higher than any self-esteem.
About the whisky itself:
It felt like it took longer to design the bottle than to let the whisky mature. Looks very young on the nose, very immature and flat. A hint of sherry, lots of unripe fruit and metallic youth shake hands. There is no trace of the "luxury whisky" of Speyside, instead of Mercedes, Dacia is more popular here and every Glenfiddich takes off his kilt here.
In terms of taste then at least constant - on a weak level. Bitter grassy notes and metallic youth, New Make flavor and subtle oak. "A Night On Earth in Scotland"? Probably more of a "nightmare in Scotland". Even many German whiskys are not a bit worse - and most of the producers burn 12 different schnapps in their stills, from the same stuff.
At least the finish here is positive: fast and flat. Sometimes that can be a salvation.