Macallan 1950

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine & Rare
Stated Age
52 years old
46.7 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
21 sep 2011 12:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 27481.62

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8 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan 1950

3 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 95.00 points.

  1. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Heavy-bodied and with almost an oil-like texture. Absolutely stellar whisky, but it also carries a stellar price tag unfortunately as well.
    • Nose
      “Coronation oil”, toffe-ridden sherry coated on old majestic wood with elements of dusty old (pleasant) zesty citrus, walnut wood, tobacco, leather, apricots, old fashioned candy shop, minerals (?), all kinds of tropical flavours dancing around in the background (very complex), a tad of beautifully restrained smoke, sherry spices, coffee, prunes, pecan nuts, dunnage storage, fruit-injected heavy syrup, dusty old furniture (pleasant), christmas cake, a very pleasant presence of old rubber (faint), fruity caramel, fried apples - this nose is constantly evolving, burnt syrup (faint, similar to many old Mortlachs), really pleasant notes reminiscent of face cream, butter, aloe-vera. Just gives and gives and gives.
    • Taste
      Tobacco, cream, leather, grapefruit, sherry, much heavier than the nose should suggest! Quite tannic (pleasantly so), the same restrained smoke, old and majestic wood and a caramel fruitiness always present. Many more of the notes from the nose reappears here as well.
    • Finish
      Very long - on the whole it is very similar to both the nose and the palate when it comes to individual flavours. The finish is one of the heaviest finishes I have experienced in a whisky, but at the same time it is very elegant with its beautiful balance between heavy wood, old leather etc on the one side and lighter fruit and sherry notes and pleasant spices etc on the other side. Wow.

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  3. Allandale scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Plenty of flavor development.
    • Nose
      Clean,dessert apple aroma. Macallan characteristic . 
    • Taste
      Big bodied, soft, embracing honeyed palate. Orange flower honey?
    • Finish
      Long gingery spiciness. Some cookie-like maltiness. Light smokiness. Clean and appetizing.

  4. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    (Of course the price is absolutely insane, I just want the weighted rate to reflect the whisky itself).
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Producer`s Tasting Notes"NOSE: Rich citrus lemon with peat smoke.
    Forward floral character almost perfume to the fore

    PALATE: Lemony and peaty, hints of spice and wood

    FINISH: Lemons and smoky peat notes with light wood"TWE


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