- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Cadenhead (CA)
- Bottling serie
- Authentic Collection
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- 53.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- Import Rossi&Rossi
- Added on
- 03 Jun 2011 9:15 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1974 CA
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.85 points
- Perfect Macallan to the old style!
- This is so good, it becomes almost boring. And annoying. Because you know, why can't I always drink whisky like this? :P
Well fuck me. What's there to say? Classic old sherried character. Not overwhelming, but a sherry bomb nonetheless. Brown sugar, dusty old books, polished leather and very important (to me at least), a nice touch of soy. Some slightly sour red grapes, accompanied by dates and raisins, as well as milk chocolate and marzipan.
Some nice sweet cherry syrup. Syrup-y mouthfeel as well, very juicy. More brown sugar, prunes and armagnac. Blackberry jam, as well pralines. Add to that some mocha and latte macchiato. Slightly drying and a hint of menthol there as well.
More of the same. Long and dry.
- It’s excellent and it’s totally different then something else I have tasted in the past years. It’s amazing how the flavour profile changes with water. The fruit is released and the overly active sherry profile disappears. But that’s where Macallan is famous for, the sherry influence. I get fruity flavours and I like it, it’s not just the sherry that is outstanding. What a great whisky.
Wow…. old library, dried fruits (dades, raisins) and dark fruits. Dustiness, it’s not giving all it’s secrets. It’s interesting, it smells great but I am missing a lot of the potential. Even with a lot of time it’s still well integrated. The sherry speaks… With water: Now this is way better for me, it releases more of the fruitiness but still covered in saw dust. Sweet fruits dripped in honey and vanilla. But all very well balanced, nothing stands out it al works well together. Almonds.
Very juicy fruit, but so integrated. It’s all there, nice sweet fruits, brown sugar, nuttiness.. flower honey not the very sweet and sugary one but the “organic”
Long, nuttiness, burned butter, oranges, honey and a bitternes that I link with some burnt nuts / roasted chestnuts. Some dried raisins on the background.
- Lovely old Macallan. Sherry maturation with mild influences of dried fruit, leaving space for the distillery character with honeyed malt and mild influence of sulfur (meaty character).
Delicous soft sherry notes, with leather, polished furniture, orange, date, sultanas, prune, dunnage warehouse, a faint hint of fireworks (nice) honeyed cereal and brown sugar. The nose suuggests a moderate influence of the sherry cask, without the sour-ish oxidised Oloroso edge.
Old dried fruit and blood orange, relatively sweet. Still it's not only fruit: dunnage warehouse plays the second fiddle. It's this musty, but pleasant taste, adding a little beefy (and salty) character. Towads the end, soft spice, and a mild bitterness of ginger arrive.
Medium, on the dried fruit, fireworks, leather, dunnage warehouse, and an increaesed bitter edge of pepper and ginger.