Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
14 years old
Number of bottles
51.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Oct 2012 3:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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30 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1997 AD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.96 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    Only 216 bottles from cask no. 1046
    Deep amber with crimson lights, or polished rosewood and excellent beading. Dried fruits with a hint of fresh apple (green) in the background. Starts to open up with polished leather, and a mixture of cedar and sandal wood – possibly individual cigar wrappers. A hint of burnt toffee also apparent. Tasted straight – a very thick mouthfeel, both sweet and tannic, and very warming. Water highlights the burnt toffee, bringing in ginger – possibly brandy snaps - and sandalwood notes, increases the mouthfeel and adds an even smoother texture, reducing the tannins. A lovely, traditional Macallan.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Mac, fresh fruity than imagined from the datasheet, but he keeps what the nose promises.
    • Nose
      Full juice orange, peach but also, red apple, generally quite a lot of fruity notes and quite fresh for a Mac from the Sherrycask (and such a color), honey, hazelnut, fresh waffles, milk chocolate, some fine woody notes also
    • Taste
      Almost everything from the nose, juice oranges, overripe peach and apple, a little bit of cherries. Also, nice honey and hazelnut, vanilla, crisp cinnamon notes, green tea a bit and lavender, as well as nice toffee, hint of pepper as often on Mac
    • Finish
      Medium long, pleasant, now more woody and light malt, and then the fruits in a drier form from the middle part

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful, elegant sherry whisky without slapping sherry and with interesting lighter fruit notes.
    • Nose
      Beautiful, rather dry sherry notes, dark fruits, some leather, orange peel, oak (slightly musty), but also baked apples and an unusual bright fruit note in the background.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, lots of oak at the beginning, distinct bitterness, licorice, complemented by sherry and fruit notes.
    • Finish
      tart oak notes, ripe apples, tobacco to the end.

  5. Carsten scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Macallan, 1997-2012, 14y, Cask 1046, Adelphi, 51.6% Color: orange brown Nose: milk chocolate, oranges, amarena cherries, slightly fresh fruit notes (apples), some old wood ... with water: ripe apples in the foreground (no profit) Body: medium-oily Mouth: caramel, marmalade, pepper ... with water: sweet, sour ripe fruit Finish: medium-long, warming, chocolate, mild notes mixed with fruity notes Conclusion: 90P, sherry bomb, but still elegant. Class nose. Better without water

  6. Finlaggan scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:

  7. Suriname scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Furtia scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      76 76


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