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Macallan 1965

Overall rating
93.77/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Anniversary Malt
Vintage
1965
Bottled
1990
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
Imported for Gouin (French Market)
Added on
23 Dec 2012 3:02 pm

Average value

€ 4372,07

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96
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1965

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.77 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge - March 27, 2017

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    Macallan 25 yo 1965/1990 ‘Anniversary Malt’ (43%, OB, Giovinetti, 75 cl)  We’ve had the 25/1965 in a decanter christened ‘M’ (already!) a while back and had just loved it (WF 93) but I’m not sure it’s the same juice. I’d add that I had found the 1967 in this very series a little disappointing (WF 87). So, there is some suspense… Colour: gold. Nose: same territories as the ‘Pride’, only rather rounder, more candied, and with more dried fruits, including bananas, pears, raisins… Cigars are obvious too in this ‘buy-this-or-buy-a-small-car’ whisky. Rhubarb tarte, with meringue on top of it, and much less sherry than you would think. A wee whiff of wood smoke. Mouth: really similar to the 1937, which rather comes as a surprise. Once again we’re a little in cognac territories (did Michael Jackson ever write about cognac? I cannot remember…) with ripe fresh fruits everywhere, juicy raisins, overripe apples, oranges, and then more and more tropical fruits, rather around ripe bananas. It’s the freshness that’s impressive here, first and foremost, as well as the way it tends to turn more herbal and dry, in a magnificent way. Teas and tobaccos. Finish: medium, on some kind of spicy marmalade, with a stunning freshness. Comments: a grand cru of Scotch whisky, with this amazing complexity that’s not often to be seen in contemporary bottlings anymore. SGP:651 - 94 points.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    It became a little bit more punchy since I opened the bottle a few months ago which is good. A very good and smooth Macallan. Great!
    • Nose
      Fresh, rather dry sherry notes, rich, ripe bananas, toasted bread, touch of oak wood, nutty,  little vanilla, a bit zesty, grapefruits - really good!
    • Taste
      Very oily and liquorice, though a bit punchy too, nice balance of oak wood and subtle sweetness, toffee, little fruity with citrus notes, 
    • Finish
      Long and warm, little zesty, becoming even more punchy and warmer in the end

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Pretty oily and smooth. Of course fine sherry wood and a subtle sweetness. Probably a tad bitterness in the finish. Not as powerful as the Macallan 1965 18yo.

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