Macallan Cask Strength

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Oak Casks
58.6 % Vol.
750 ml
White Label, printed in black, gold and red
Added on
16 Mar 2012 1:23 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 899,00

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41 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Cask Strength

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points

  1. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Body: big, textured. Slightly abrasive.
    • Nose
      Oak. Sherry. Winey. Faint suggestion of chocolate.
    • Taste
      Robust. Dry maltiness. Hard toffee, becoming chewy. Dried fruits. Nutty. Oily. Perfumy.
    • Finish
      Oaky dryness. Slightly astringent . 

  3. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    the alcohol note is still noticeable
    Nose and finish are quite good
    the mouth is not satisfying for a Macallan
    Ranking: 1.Nase, 2.Abgang, 3.Mund

    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      First a nice sherry nose
      fine adhesive note
      floral notes
      tightly woven flavors
      dark chocolate
      Mushrooms, pine needles, mosses - Macallan forest soil - in the background
      always dipped in sherry
    • Taste
      Slightly hot, chocolate with red fruit,
      Seasoning with oak on the palate
    • Finish
      Barrel chocolate with fruit notes
      getting sweeter

  5. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Basically, I have not drunk enough Macallan to claim that. I do it anyway: typically Macallan. This profile is unmistakable if you know it. I like the whisky very much and it's an outlook on what this distillery can do. How great does a really good old Mac have to taste?
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, but there is also a slight acidity, cherries, wet wood, the alcohol stings slightly in the nose, cinnamon
    • Taste
      A sharp start, the whisky runs hot down the inside of the cheeks, after the initial sharpness it is sweeter, a lot of sherry and also some wood, classic dark chocolate. At the second sip he gets much milder. He looks very mature, so that his age is probably not very high. The sherry is dry.
    • Finish
      Classic finish of a sherry whisky: bittersweet oak notes in combination with fruity sweetness. This impression will remain on the tongue for a long time.

  6. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    At first, I wasn’t impressed by the oh-so reputable Macallan CS; and I’m
    still not a fan of it neat. With the right amount of water, this
    becomes much more enjoyable than the 12yo. I separated my 4cl sample
    into three sittings and it became better every time. Get a sample or
    even a full bottle while you can.
    • Nose
      Neat: Typical Macallan – dry Oloroso sherry for days and a
      pungent alcoholic note if you hold your noggin into the glass too deep.
      Cask Strength after all and my first one at that! A wave of raisins and
      other dried fruit, like plums!

      With water: Much sweeter, almost no alcohol noticeable
      anymore. Less raisins, and more fresh garden fruits – cherries, plums,
      and… a touch of anise(?). Odd and intriguing.
    • Taste
      Neat: Again, the typical Macallan distillery character
      emerges immediately – a lovely spiciness that is hard to describe,
      something that I already know quite well from the excellent 12yo Sherry
      oak. (Review coming at some point). Very fruity, although there is a
      distinct dryness to it, just like the nose. After letting it sit for a
      while, I get milk chocolate and blackberries.

      With water: An incredible sweetness comes to light. The
      mouth-feel is oily and full, much like warm butter. I only have a 4cl
      sample, so my capacity to experiment with different levels of dilution
      is limited. However, I must’ve hit the sweet (!) spot.
    • Finish
      Neat: Medium-long, of course very warming. Not enough of tannins though, which makes the 10years of age noticeable.

      With water: The gorgeous sweetness turns the finish into a long and lasting experience. I like!


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