- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Sherry Wood
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- United States
- Added on
- 29 Jun 2011 12:43 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1979
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.75 points
- Beautiful multi-layered and harmonious sherry whisky. He is sweeter (or less spicy) than the nose suggests. A true splendor with a very long aromatic finish. It's a pity that Macallan can not do that today.
Lots of sherry, softcake (with orange filling and covered with dark chocolate), dark forest fruits, raisins, very sweet and deep with a beautiful fresh oak (freshly glazed wood) as a counterpoint
Full and slightly tingling, first only a lot of sweetness and dates and raisins, the wood and the spice is still there, it gets more bitter
Full tube of sherry, oak and coffee notes, more sweet and aromatic than bitter, very long finish
- Wow. Here, too, Macallan is again a brilliant whisky succeeded.
Complex, fruity and intense. Significantly more direct than the 1978 vintage. A little less fruity, but more intense spicy. The oak seems a bit more dominant to me.
As with the 1978er: Direct meets a full (sherry) fruitiness on the nose and let the water flow. Typical macallan: Pickled strawberries, forest fruit (tea), dark grapes and vanilla, all caramelized with brown sugar. A fine crème brûlée touch. Unlike the 1978s, however, the grapes here tend more strongly to raisins. Overall, the 1979 is more in the direction of dry fruit. Overall, less sweet and wilder. Behind it orange peel and ginger, but noticeably less than the previous. The whole thing is rounded off with some tobacco in a leather case and oak. Somehow I have in mind here associations of wood stain.
With a little water, the fruity notes and the caramel strengthen.
Full and full in the start. More powerful than the 1978s. Dried fruit and orange, pickled strawberry and strong caramel. This is followed by a torrent of spicy tobacco, a hint of pepper and oak, which take the palate. The whole thing turns into dark chocolate, which encases pickled raisins.
Long and warm with oak and notes of raisins and coffee.