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Overall rating
90.14/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1985
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010719187003
Added on
06 Oct 2008 5:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2138.40

27 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

254 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1985

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.14 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2010]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that was a present to me in October, 2009.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 90.  My notes state a typical old style paxarette improved Macallan profile.  Dangerously quaffable like all old Macallan...

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Old style Macallan - delicious!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Acacia honey, dried fruits, plums, prunes, figs, spices, molasses, brown sugar, pipe tobacco, milk chocolate, little raisins - excellent!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Oily, creamy, good sweetness, more dried fruits, more raisins, plums, cooked fruits, toffee, sherry wood, spices, cloves, more tobacco - great!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, warm, fruity, still sweet

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I unfortunately tasted this one after the 71 samaroli, still a good 80s MacAllan

  4. markkerr02 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2086%20Macallan%2018Y%20Vertikal.html Test 086: MacAllan 18Y vertical with Martin Markvardsen - 081129 Year Vote Score Bernt Points Per 1977 1 89 86
    1978 1 77 82
    1979 3 91 87
    1980 0 80 83
    1981 21 90 85
    1982 1 90 85
    1983 4 91 88
    1984 1 90 87
    1985 1 85 81
    1986 0 82 80
    1987 3 92 83
    1988 21 93 81
    1988 Fine Oak 1 84 90
    1989 0 82 86
    1990 1 90 87

  5. SteveW110 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful 18yo Sherry Oak Macallan ...
    You can still find neat Paxarette, which brings a wonderful sweetness and depth with it.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Cast Olila scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

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