Macallan A Night on Earth in Scotland

Overall rating
83.55/100
votes
228
Whiskybase ID
WB193105
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Seasonal Release
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
First Release
Bottle code
L0295D L02 07/09
Barcode
5010314311155
Bottled for
Hogmanay 2021
Added on
06 oct 2021 10:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 264.96

113 × in wishlist

228 × member ratings

4024 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan A Night on Earth in Scotland

49 users have left 52 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.55 points.

  1. piccione1982 scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Peefect

  2. Dionysus scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Typical NAS, a bit young and bland I think.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  3. Nazin scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    Young whisky, nothing spectacular.

  4. Hemdl scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    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.

  5. Rony scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    definitely not a bad Macallan
    orange, vanilla, light spiciness, milk chocolate.
    about the price one can discuss, taste is good enough

  6. YuraLM scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sweet lemon, very light and fresh.
    • Nose
      Sweet lemon, lime, wood, toffee, white chocolate, fresh enough
    • Taste
      Sweet lemon, light saturation, light spices, white pepper, toffee
    • Finish
      Short, sweet lemon, light spices, wood, toffee

  7. Schubi scored this whisky 50 points Member Junior

    Disappointing to say the least.
    Young NAS without anything special.
    Thankfully i just got a sample.
    Price is insane for what this offers..

  8. Jeffreylevo scored this whisky 77 points Newbie

    soft taste

  9. Majestoso scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. Dankata scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    Sorry, Macallan! For 170 euros in BG too uninteresting. Macallan 15 Years Old Triple Cask for the same money is a sensible choice.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  11. EloeOmoe scored this whisky 44 points Member Junior

    Mediocre through and through. Cynical cash grab. Avoid.

  12. antyloop scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Macallan A Night on Earth in Scotland, 40% abv., NAS

    Category: Single Malt
    District: Speyside
    Distillery/Brand: The Macallan
    bottler: OB
    Bottled: 2021
    Age: N.A.S.
    Strength: 40%abv.
    Cask type: Bourbon & Sherry seasoned casks
    Filtration: YES
    Colour: natural color

    Color: amber, polished copper

    Conclusion: very good for such a release

    Points: 84
    • Nose
      84 84
      Aroma: light, chocolate with orange zest, confectionery ingredients - vanilla, fudge, coconut flakes. In general, not directly, so as to be very bright, but quite high quality ...
    • Taste
      84 84
      Taste: creamy coffee foam with chocolate chips, light tannins... The taste is slightly "thin", it would need to add 3 degrees...
    • Finish
      83 83
      Finish: medium in length... aftertaste is similar to the flavor and aroma in most points.

  13. Gregorsky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  14. aegir886 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    very fruity, much exotical fruits, queit long finisch, very good hidden alcohol.

  15. ConvalRen scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    Sorry to say, this ruined my Pepsi.

    On its own, neat, hmm, nothing to rave about. Just a very basic whisky like Aberfeldy 16 or Dalwhinnie Winters Gold.
    • Nose
      61 61
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      60 60

  16. peatjens scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    I let myself be tempted to try a whisky tasting. Chemical taste and looks simple and young. Not worth owning more of.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  17. Drawnen scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Time to take some air out. This whisky is a NAS by design, as younger casks were definitely used. That doesn't mean it's an inferior product, quite the opposite. You play with fresh, tangy aromas such as lemon, apple or lime (depending on) and older, deeper ones, which are referred to here as shortbread. In my opinion, it took a lot of courage to bring these two aromas together in order to develop a balanced, harmonious yet expressive bouquet. It can certainly be better, no question, but if you put a 12-year-old Macallan next to it, this whisky is worlds better.

    Conclusion: I'm glad I bought it and think these pairings between young and old are very successful.

    Give me the Blame!!!

    In spite of all. Slainte!

  18. dram-drinker scored this whisky 80 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty weak and too much butterscotch for my taste, quite disappointing
    • Nose
      80 80
      White wine, grapes, sultanas, butterscotch, spices
    • Taste
      81 81
      Oily, little fruity, subtle sweetness, more white grapes, butterscotch, little vanilla
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium short, warm, some spices, vinous notes, butterscotch

  19. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nothing to shout about, just an average malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  20. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    dark fruits, toffee, cinammon, leather, the nose is not too bad, on the palate it feels very light, it's not an interesting whisky but there is nothing bad or flawed about it either, just really average.

  21. Pointman scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Weird taste, soapy alcoholic and just cheap and young. Not even worth to taste sample.

  22. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Young noisy unpretentious whisky, but easy to drink and makes a good enough impression.
    • Nose
      Leaves, spices, gray bread, toffee, dusty hay and young bark.
    • Taste
      White bread, greens, tannins and a little bit of mint.
    • Finish
      Short, slightly rough, with hints of malt, honey, green apple and oak.

  23. alandcarol did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Flavour range notes finish packaging

  24. nicelifebert scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Nice dram to drink, slightly like the taste of the macallan concept 1. Nose and taste melon and somewhat melon. Dry, good finish. Islay drink brothers are surellly not amused. They only buy Islay and nothing else. Let say the ardbeg fans. I am not an ardbeg drinker. Not my cup of thea. Always pissing over macallan. As an investor I think Ardbeg is way overrated. Rather drink the very old Bowmore's. Its a hype to spit over the price. Big question, why is a whisky allways overrated. When it would be a copy like The new latest Hibiki with cheap shit in it. At most the masters. Then a comment is at his place. ! The real point would be a ratting of 88.4 But to make a point I slightly overrated the magnificent packet Bottle.!

  25. DrunkDude scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    scbp-6540, this taste is too horrible.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey, cake, cream, icing sugar, green apple, mint syrup, brown sugar, very sweet. 87
    • Taste
      50 50
      The maturation on the palate is so bad that you definitely don't want to take a second sip. In addition to saccharin, barley sugar, chemical solvents, grappa, wheat rot. Weak alcohol, strong fat. 60
    • Finish
      50 50
      Slightly astringent, the knot is more bitter. 60

  26. valasios scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  27. Hlektrion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  28. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Light golden color. Rare whisky in a glass.
    • Nose
      Caramel. Vanilla. Sponge cake. Some fresh fruit. Citrus. Very slight sherry influence underneath. The aromas characteristic of bourbon barrels are definitely dominant. Flowers. Maybe even slightly perfumed.
    • Taste
      Pretty sweet. Lots of caramel. A bit of barrel bitterness. Fresh. Traces of fruit underneath. There's some plain chocolate in the second sip.
    • Finish
      Caramel. A little bitterness of oak. A little bit of freshness. Maybe faint traces of fresh underneath. Medium-long finish. The second time is dessert chocolate.

  29. JoeHamburg scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    The whisky tastes young, unfinished and watery with its only 40%. For Macallen, it's actually a shame to sell something like this to people, especially for the price that is often invoked.

  30. Will_iam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  31. Sergey299 scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Complete disappointment.

  32. Tommms scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  33. SMC-HH scored this whisky 53 points Connoisseur

    In Russia the whisky is sold for € 55. Macallan is not to be blamed. In the face of the arbitrage hunters, it is now the traders who are making the big mess. Whiskystore is at least a little ashamed and donates € 50 per bottle for a good cause. For € 55 the Macallan would be a mediocre whisky, for € 200 + it would be simply outrageous.
    • Nose
      50 50
      unpleasant artificial odor, detergent
    • Taste
      55 55
      watery, reminiscent of an inexpensive blend
    • Finish
      55 55
      very short

  34. Isabell scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    I'm lost for words. Serious? We're used to a lot from Macallan, but this is a bad joke (and totally overpriced). When I think of the 80s and 90s Macs, it's a tragedy.
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      74 74

  35. Kahzarr scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Ahundredninetyfeckinbucks? Isn't this fraudulent, Mr Bond?!

    Nose: I smell strong notes of avarice
    Taste: burning bitterness and stale greed
    Finish: long lasting anger and never ending incomprehension

    To me Macallan is an average Whisky for the rich and clueless.

  36. drwolfi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    overhyped

  37. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  38. thijs100 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    It's a fine whisky for what it is, but The Macallan A Night On Earth In Scotland won't soon blow you away.
    • Nose
      A touch of pickled oranges, vanilla and shortbread, as well as a whiff of mirabelles. Some cereal notes too, like dried husks and cornflakes, but also a sliver of copper.
    • Taste
      Fairly creamy with plenty of vanilla, some burnt toast, black pepper and a whiff of ginger, as well as cinnamon and dates.
    • Finish
      A touch of oranges and white pepper with finally some quince jelly.A touch of oranges and white pepper with finally some quince jelly.

  39. tkymeister scored this whisky 78 points Newbie

    I find that this macallan is really overpriced. Around 150€+ for this whisky doesn't feel right. I was lucky enough to pay around 60 bucks, so it didn't feel that bad.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  40. amstelsat scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    in a beautifully designed package you get a cheap swill

  41. McBRI scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    chemically

  42. stephka1 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    A very good whisky that is sure to be something special as a gift for a collector or that can be opened on a special occasion

  43. Jercky043 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Bought a bottle yesterday @slijterij Weijs for €89.99. Nice box and design, but I am not sure about the quality of the whisky????. It's a shame that ppl dare to ask hundreds of dollars/euro's for these kind of bottles.

  44. Tingoro scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    price 71$
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  45. Dankata scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    Nice packaging. To taste - nothing special.
    • Nose
      75
    • Taste
      78
    • Finish
      77

  46. patrick_lue scored this whisky 71 points Newbie

    young, unripe whisky, a very weak palette of flavors and a great price

  47. VrodMuscle scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Shortbread, cinnamon, orange. All in. NAS with New Year spirit inside. Quality equals price. 54 EUR. Russia, Moscow.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  48. Grizzly scored this whisky 77 points Newbie

    A NAS that really only lives by its name. Tastes young and bubbly. Plus 40% that lack any taste.
    Here again ratings are given that are far too high to generate hype.
    The best example: the highest rating comes from Aakabolder who sells the bottle in the market for € 350 at the same time.

  49. Rownald did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Delicious! Very rich and full. Also a bit sweeter because of the sherry-spiced barrels. Design is also beautiful. Really another class whisky from Macallan!

  50. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Sorry Macallan, but that's just NOTHING!
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  51. nicelifebert scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Nice dram to drink, slightly like the taste of the macallan concept 1. Nose and taste melon and somewhat melon. Dry, good finish. Islay drink brothers are surellly not amused. They only buy Islay and nothing else. Let say the ardbeg fans. I am not an ardbeg drinker. Not my cup of thea.

  52. dingleberry scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    What the hell is happening? People are paying over 250 euro's for what's quite possibly the worst release of macallan in ten years. This is by any means a terrible dram, young, chemical and full of unpleasant bitterness. Comparable with the Amber release a couple of years back. Just terrible. People are mad for buying this hype. Bought mine for 78 euro's, waste of money.
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

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