- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan Cask Strength
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.83 points
- Body: big, textured. Slightly abrasive.
Oak. Sherry. Winey. Faint suggestion of chocolate.
Robust. Dry maltiness. Hard toffee, becoming chewy. Dried fruits. Nutty. Oily. Perfumy.
Oaky dryness. Slightly astringent .
- 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
First a nice sherry nose
fine adhesive note
tightly woven flavors
Mushrooms, pine needles, mosses - Macallan forest soil - in the background
always dipped in sherry
Slightly hot, chocolate with red fruit,
Seasoning with oak on the palate
Barrel chocolate with fruit notes
- 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?
Sweet sherry, but there is also a slight acidity, cherries, wet wood, the alcohol stings slightly in the nose, cinnamon
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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!