Macallan 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
70° Proof
Stated Age
10 years old
Sherry Wood
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
white Label with red & black Letters - Screw Cap
Bottled for
by Campbell, Hope & King, Elgin
Added on
19 May 2012 5:48 pm

Average value

€ 480.72

3 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.68 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Wha, these old Macallans are really great - even so it is not declared it tastes like from the 50s or 60s - very close to the 1952 or 1954. Anyways, flabbergasting! 95 Points!

    This was the first sample of two from two different bottles with the same label (but liter size).
    • Nose
      96 96
      Toffee galore, dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, nutmeg, old sherry wood, hints of coffee, chocolate, whiffs of leather and smoke, acacia honey, some gunpowder - this is just excellent!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, oily, creamy, very liquorice, good sweetness, more dried fruits, more toffee and coffee, spices, nutmeg, cloves, milk chocolate, more old and heavy sherry wood - superb!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, spicy, sweet, more dried fruits and heavy sherry notes

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Yet another great old Macallan that is like the ones from the 50s or 60s. Such a deep and heavy sherry but fruity, sweet and balanced. Unfortunately it is not visible from outside how good the bottling is before having tasted it. Anyways, this one was excellent! 94 Points!

    This was the second sample of two from two different bottles with the same label (but liter size).
    • Nose
      94 94
      Dried fruits, prunes, dates, some toffee, spices, some nutmeg, chocolate, crystallized cherry, hints of smoke and menthol, old sherry wood - great!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Oily, sirupy, sweet, liquorice, dried fruits, toffee, chocolate, spices, old sherry wood, wet tobacco, molasses, brown sugar, little menthol - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, spicy, sherry, god sweetness - very good!

  3. Marcallan38yo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This bottle was sold 260,00€ on The Whisky Auction Society (WAS) in February 2017

  4. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    If you like from time to time a very sweet and chocolaty-coffeeish dram (like I do sometimes): THIS is the one!

    I'm curious how the development will be - this was the first tasting with FineSpirits_butler1 and the cats (+) in June 2016.
    • Nose
      Caramel, alcohol praline, Kirsch, light peated wood, some window cleaner, some smoke, distant apples, some cigar, cookies box made from metal, chocolate cake, Cognac & Armagnac, a few wet stones with coffee ground, the coffee aromas becoming stronger, some barber shop;

      apple sauce with spices, peaches, white wine, Kirsch jelly, stale beer, Vinaigrette, Sauerbraten, leather with citrus, orange jam on tart chocolate; 

      cherry jam, sometimes a little window glass, melted butter, mocha-pralines, Paxarette is always present ...
    • Taste
      With cocoa and dark chocolate combined fruit sweetness - very strong and thick, Cognac & Armagnac, chocolate cake, dark jams, much caramel and toffee and Paxarette, mocha and other coffee notes - mixed with cocoa, 'Russian drink chocolate' (with alcohol), Demerara, milk coffee (sweet), different types of chocolate deserts, light citrus swirls around all, sweet Sherry, some pleasant light spiciness, some wood (distant), some mushrooms;

      mocha pralines, pineapple and other tropical fruits, sweet alcohol pralines, chocolate-vanilla sauce, chocolate liqueur, distant lemon, conifer, sweet maltiness, cocoa leather, 'chocolate Parasol' ...
    • Finish
      Much, much chocolaty things with coffee aromas - incredible much, jams between, wood, Paxarette, Demerara, distant oranges, later salt appears, conifer, extremely sweet, pear, vegetables and some grass, some fish (?);

      cocoa liqueur, upholstery wood, sweet pralines (also 'Dominosteine'), some mint, Armagnac & Cognac ...

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    [Condition of bottle: A 5cl miniature with a low level well under the label. Furthermore theres a lot of brown sediment floating on the bottom].
    N: In light of the bottle condition, first indications aren’t good. Its gone winey along with cooking sherry, oh dear and smells abv weak [possibly around 30%] although it still indicates some former depth. Nosing reveals mild and non specific sherried malt in the main balanced with the oak, fine white pepper and grassy & slight aromatic herbal tea melee with hints of rape seed fields - but its fair to assume a non tainted bottle to be wholly different as this is surely a ghost of its former self and equally vague as it is cloudy.
    T: Almost nothing, oxidisation has done its worst. Only a vague outline of a sherried Macallan remains.
    F: Despite everything theres just about something worth hanging in for, but I had to be fairly audacious. At first it finishes vaguely like an old Macallan with a bitter herbal finish, but then it moves into vintage oily, slightly charred and dusty oak for a long, permeating swan song - albeit shrouded in the shadow of the off-spirit.
    C: Unfortunately this one has succumbed to the elements but it was still worth tasting for that old oak finish.

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