Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
30 years old
Ex Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
45.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Jun 2008 12:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3288.31

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1976 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.34 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 206 bottles from cask no. 2749
    Classic Macallan comes from ex-sherry casks: the new make has an oily richness which matures perfectly in such wood, but with very old casks, such as this, the wood can take over completely. The first indication that this has not happened here is the colour – deep amber, with tawny and mahogany lights, indicating a re-fill cask (unusually this turns out to be an ex-sherry hogshead, not a butt). The nose has that wonderful ‘rancio’ note only found in venerable whiskies: rich and fruity, with orange peel and Coopers Oxford marmalade; alcoholic Christmas cake with marzipan, the latter moving towards Manilla envelopes after a while. A mild nosefeel, but still with vitality. The flavour at natural strength is cognac-like: sweet and fruity. Water adds some faded lavender to the mix, and natural turpentine, and the flavour now is sweet then gently drying in a very long finish, leaving an after-taste reminiscent of a maturation warehouse. A superb example of The Macallan at its prime.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    30 yo 1976/2006 (45.3%, Adelphi,
    cask #2749, 206 bottles)

    This one did wonders at the Malt
    Maniacs Awards 2006. Colour: mahogany.
    Nose: wow, lots of sherry! Slightly
    acetic (huge balsamic vinegar, apple
    vinegar) at first nosing, very unusual.
    It’s not a flaw here. Gets
    then very nutty and toffeeish, with
    lots of strawberry ganache (mixture
    of chocolate and fruit pulp) and
    a little coffee. Superb notes of
    fresh fruits coming through, including
    pink grapefruit and even passion
    fruits. Gets then rather meaty (pork
    cooked with pineapples) and mushroomy.
    Fantastically lively and complex!
    A whole adventure… Mouth:
    concentrated, herbal, minty and
    jammy at the same time. Great dryness.
    Notes of sour apples, calvados,
    black pepper, old rum, old sweet
    wine… Rich but not thick,
    lots of elegance. Long finish on
    bitter chocolate and pepper, buttered
    caramel, getting maybe just a tad
    too drying/tannic… Anyway,
    top notch ‘ancient-style’
    Macallan, resembling some much older
    – and much more expensive
    OB’s. 92 points.


  3. Master Quill scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Watch out!

    This whisky will become more drying and very woody (finish) if the bottle stays open too long.

    Drink up quickly


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