Macallan 07-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Giovinetti & Figli import
Stated Age
07 years old
Sherry Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
'Armando Giovinetti neck label'
Italy Italy
Added on
23 sep 2008 3:26 pm

Average value

€ 1118.65

19 × in wishlist

166 × member ratings

466 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan 07-year-old

13 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.63 points.

  1. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant, light, not 'ripe'.

    The different layers are not well connected.


    On the nose slender, smooth in the taste, at the finish much oak wood and a little 'sticky'.

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1.
    • Nose
      Apples, apple pastry, custard, alcohol - going into gasoline, nuttiness, oak with grapes, light caramel, idea white wine, idea cotton candy, almonds, dark chocolate, milk coffee, wood, small green grapes, fruit bars ('Heinerle'), subtle clue sherry, fruit tea, something baked (wood), spice, oak clear with a slight spice, subtle clue cherries, orange juice, caramel wood, slightly fermented pineapple, Sherry is somewhat clearer, idea 'Viss'-abrasive, a drop of included wine vinegar, some pleasant floral components, tobacco leaf, idea Sulfur
    • Taste
      Apples, citrus acidity, Sherry (first bitter, then becoming sweet and fruity), tartness of the wood emerges, sweet, coffee powder, sweetness of honey, tobacco leaf, cocoa powder, later nuttiness, idea peas
    • Finish
      Wood (from the Sherry cask), citrus, vanilla bean, apples in alcohol, grape stems, some 'hot', dry wood (wood dust), distinct tartness, you can feel the young age, idea vodka, unseasoned popcorn, vanilla sauce, later more round, rye bread, herbes (sage-like), Clove, gets more dry (dry paper)

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  3. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Macallan 7.
    Blenders glass.
    Probably can be called a classic sherry. No alcoholism. Dates, dark raisins, dessert plums, just a little bit of wood and a dash of varnish. 22
    Awesome! The strongest side. Solid, repeats the nose, but more barrel (wood), a drop of varnish and even juicy grass appear. 23
    Endless. Tannin, noble wood and moderate sweetness (to me, closer to dark raisins). 22
    Balance 22. Everything is smooth, high quality and very tasty.
    Total 89.
    An empty glass smells of noble wood and raisins.
    An amazing result in such a short exposure time. Or, in a bottle, whisky reaches its plateau over time.
    Having looked at the low ratings of people I know, I can assume that keeping old releases is not always satisfactory (a well-known problem), so I will consider myself lucky with a bottle.

  4. LordIslay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sure it's an older bottling, but I am not sure if this is better than the standard 12 year old. It is a pleasant whisky with a nicely fruity sherry core, but just not complex enough for me to want to buy full bottle. From an full, official 5cl miniature.

  6. Bendrachm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Very nice!
    • Nose
      Toast with strawberry jam. Fresh, sweet saw dust. Toffee. 
    • Taste
      Dry. Hot on the tongue. Orange marmelade. Maple syrup. Ginseng tea with lemon. 
    • Finish
      Nice, sweet and lasting. 

  7. The Macallan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The aroma gives expectations to all the flavors. A great young Macallan who's got a lot to offer.
    • Nose
      Soft, malt, sherry, young, apples, citrus, dried apricots very volatile. 
    • Taste
      Sweet, dried fruit, warm, round and very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Dry with fruity wine influences, firm and slightly drying

  8. mrbugsb scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: sherry, creamy chipolata, almond paste dried fruits, dark chocolate, dates, pepper and some smoke
    T: spicy, wood, some rubber, oily, yellow raisins and floral
    F: sweet sugar, vanilla/custard, medium spicy - pepper and later bitter fruits - orange, apple and citrus
    sample from

  12. wbarchive_349450 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Feusi scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The 7 years old MacAllan was my long time favorite, in a time when it was available in Italy in every place where you can buy whisky. I liked this smooth and elegante filling, mellow, sweet and fresh. Not pushy and also not too complicated, for everyone not only the whisky lovers. I don`t remember how many bottles i`ve buyed, but i come back from every trip with at least 2 bottles. Pity, a few years later the price is uprising.....

  14. HolgerWendt did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Price for miniature bottle 5cl

  15. mmaclean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This bottle was an ebay purchase. I had been emailing over a few weeks with this guy from Riverside, Ca. USA and he agreed to meet me and do the exchange. He was a traverler who found rare bottles in duty free airports. Good find for the collection and cool guy too. Havent opened it though, anyone no what this tastes like?


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