Macallan Gold

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 1824 Series
Sherry Oak Cask from Jerez, Spain
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Sep 2012 7:28 pm

Average value

€ 405.44

57 × in wishlist

359 × member ratings

1270 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Gold

69 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.13 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Little complex, Easy Drinking, has unfortunately nothing to do with the old sherry bottlings, which once made Macallan the "Mercedes" among the malts, disappointing
    • Nose
      Orange zest and lime, some vanilla, fresh bread, subtle herbal aroma, sherry only in the background
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, some spices, vanilla and hardly any sherry
    • Finish
      Short and irrelevant

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      64 64

  3. Moses scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Got it three times as a gift in my order. But the other two eke out their existence on the shelf. Life is too short......
    • Nose
      A little of everything but not enough of any.
      Hidden vanilla and a hint of caramel.
      Detached from minimal citrus freshness or is it just the peel? .... some flower meadow sticks.
    • Taste
      He starts pretty peppery. Typical orange-lemons as well. A hint of ginger.
      But stay sweet.
    • Finish
      The end is a more chocolatey oak. Then he's gone. Without an impression.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    I know this is the basic Macallan offering but with the name Macallan you expect a little more.

    This is a run of the mill whisky, very average to be honest and rather boring, perfectly sippable I am just a little surprised that Macallan would offer such a whisky.

    What I look for in any distillery is that the basic offerings have a decent profile and make me want to explore bottlings of more age and character from their line up, stuff like this does not.
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      67 67

  5. Tape scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    Not a bad whisky but definitely not among the best Macallan's I have tried. I can't bring myself to give it 80+ points. The nose is the best part of it and if you like Macallan it will please you nonetheless.

  6. Erik1702 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Great whisky. Sweet and tasty. Unfortunately no longer available.

  7. WhiskeyMaster scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Simon Stood scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior


  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    And the misery took its course .....

    - still clearly young, yet harmonious but also
    rather restrained in the aromas
    - not only the cheapest, but also by far
    the "worst" of the series 1824
    - is not a bad whisky (so for 25 € - 30 €) but for
    what Macallan wants, the joke in bags ...
    • Nose
      dry slightly bitter sherry, oak, spicy, lime
    • Taste
      surprisingly strong and spicy start, bitterness, subtle sherry aromas, a lot of spice, a little pepper, light sweetness, but everything is harmonious but very reserved
    • Finish
      short, crisp, spicy finish;
      short strong aftertaste (hint of chocolate)

  10. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Pretty lackluster stuff lacking personality. Really can't distinguish the Gold from the Amber. Sienna and Ruby are more distinct, albeit the price for both but especially the Ruby was not justified imho.


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