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Macallan 1969 CA

Overall rating
92.50/100
votes
27
Whiskybase ID
WB25230
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection - Chairman's Stock
Vintage
10.1969
Bottled
02.1996
Stated Age
26 years old
Strength
43.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 sep 2011 9:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1892.96

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1969 CA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.50 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A Macallan ages in "plain oak". So it's a profile that I do not know too much, having only tasted old sherry at Macallan.

    Here the distillate speaks, and it's frankly not bad, a nice surprise. You don't really feel any reduction (I don't think there has been any) and the softness felt is very natural.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A very pretty nose, soft, delicate and fruity.
      We really start directly with the fruits of the orchard, with apricot, peach.
      Then we continue with liquid acacia honey, with elderflower.

      We have a little bit of old newspaper, very slightly dusty. Without entering either a very marked OBE.

      With aeration, the dried orange makes its entry into the Seine, rather successful, accompanied by pineapple, and a little white pepper.
    • Taste
      93 93
      On the palate, the oak is more present without being overwhelming either.
      We have pineapple, fresh and a little of its peel.
      Always present, the fruits of the orchard are soft, suave, and bring a nice freshness.
      Accacia honey, light white chocolate, light cardamom.
      Very light coconut.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and sweet finish on white chocolate, fruit juice (peach, apricot, pineapple, kumquat).
      OBE is felt a bit on the finish, with a slightly metallic and dusty fade.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Not too complex but very fruity profile - very good!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Very fruity, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, papaya, ripe apple, pear, honeydew, hints of vanilla, almonds, spices, white pepper - great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, fruity, subtle sweetness, more tropical fruits and also some orchard fruits, peach, pineapple, apple, tangerine, honey, spices, some herbs, vanilla - very good!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, warm, still very fruity, little spices, honey,

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