Macallan The 1700 Series

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Chairman's Release
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
cn China
Added on
10 Nov 2011 1:04 pm

Average value

€ 897.10

19 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan The 1700 Series

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.03 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    According to the nose, I definitely wouldn't have expected the overall grade, but it's a good part!
    • Nose
      For a long time, modern caramel sherry and vegetable broth, not so great, with hand warmth and time comes more classic cocoa, leather and oak, but retains a subtle vegetable note, walnut
    • Taste
      Positive surprise, nice, exquisite coffee, walnuts, chestnuts, baked apples, nutmeg, tick black pepper, fine cocoa, polished oak and fine smooth leather, tick aniseed, nice cuvee with obviously really older Macallan proportions, liquorice
    • Finish
      Very silky, almost too much, some character is missing but otherwise very beautiful, smooth leather, chestnuts, fine liquorice and aniseed, but also disappears faster than you would like with its silkiness, medium-long

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    1587) The Macallan, Chairman's Release 2011, The 1700 Series
    • Nose
      N- Why 1700? Is the year the Easter Elchie House built. Initially lushes of deliciously sweet with spices, dried citrus peels, rock sugar soaked figs. Floral bordering to soapy with coat of rust. Mellow down to milky chocolate bar with extra coat of matcha and red berries syrup. Classy and abundantly 'filled', don't feel bored nosing it overtimes and get better as it goes. (90/22)
    • Taste
      P- Figs, boiled sweets with spices of cinnamon, star anise and clove. Oak develops and feel the bitter coffee notes building up at the back palate. Well structure and stays solid at just 43%, undoubtedly quite a bit of good old cask are in the vat, only if can without that bit of elementary sugary notes on the tip. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, the bitter oak transits to desirably waxiness, plenty of "aftershock" dried fruit nuance lurking, with spices weaving on tightly. Hints of fresh turned earth, forest green with heart of Jerez. (89/22)

      B/B- 91/22

      Weighted Rate- 87pt

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Macallan as before!
    • Nose
      dark chocolate baked glue!
      taking wood
      buttery and vanilla cream, a little leather, a lot of dust and fruit in applesauce, annealed, almost caramelized, rum muted.
    • Taste
      sweetness of an old blend, it hardly bites spice side, it pushes strong side candied fruits and macerated, sherry at its highest point, which lasts, and stubborn wood that connects all these flavors!
    • Finish
      the same but all together.

  4. FarclasFanatic scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Hemdl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    NAS or not - the Mac here I like very much. A slightly more powerful finish, a bit more depth - then it would be an outstanding single malt, completely independent of the used barrels or the possible age. So the great taste is of course a hefty price, which makes it impossible to certify here a good price / performance ratio. Nevertheless, the Chairman's release is a really nice whisky, which would certainly find many friends - if it were easier to obtain.
    • Nose
      So here the malt has already taken me, that did not take long. Wonderful sherry nose, lovely. Gentle, sweet and yet more expressive than expected. Red berries, light milk chocolate, some honey and sweetened grapes. In the background discreet, slightly stronger and harsher aromas, which I assign the light oak note. The salivation begins almost immediately, which is like an amuse gueule for the nose. Wow.
    • Taste
      The malt is also here as sweet as in the nose. Feeling honey, grapes, red berries and a little vanilla is really sweet. Slowly, some oak moves forward in the background, the Macallan now looks much more mature, older. Nevertheless, despite the oak, a predominantly sweet mouthfeel remains, which is downright dangerously "tasty". The rather weak 43% Vol. I do not really disturbing here, the Malt also has enough character. However, it takes one or two moments to really put his power together with expression on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Here, the spicy oak plays its strengths, without inclining to bitterness. Sweetish and spicy and with good will medium length, the finish shows, would certainly have hurt a few percentage points more alcohol. So you have to resist the temptation to take the next sip, like a pack of your favorite candy.


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