Macallan Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Oak Casks
60.1 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
18 Jan 2013 9:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 957.11

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan Cask Strength

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.89 points

  1. Dirk scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    All in all a good whisky but I wouldn't say this is 90+

    Quality casks and a pretty ok spirit still makes good whisky but it doesn't have a lot of character that stands out. Wondering what bottle ageing will do to this. Opening a bottle in 10 years would be very interesting.
    • Nose
      Barley, citrus, plums, dates, oak and very dark chocolate. Alcohol and lot's of it. Be careful! With water it is much more friendly and integrated. More on red fruits and citrus aspects.
    • Taste
      Be careful this needs some water, boy is this strong. Sweet sugary barley, some red fruits and again the dark chocolate. Bit of citrus in there, more red fruits after adding water.
    • Finish
      Pretty long actually, rather surprised by that. Not a lot of distinct flavours though.

  2. Ro_Loe_10 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Typical intense sherry bomb
    • Nose
      That typical Macallan note, raisins, sherry, dried fruits, leather, plums, heavy and dark
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, fruity, spicy, cinnamon, dried fruits, intense, dark, heavy
    • Finish
      Long, spicy and sweet

  3. robbert88 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    So hey! This really tastes like the old heavy sherry whiskys that I have been allowed to drink.
    Deliciously sweet and powerful. What flavors!

  4. EvilAFI scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A rich caramel raisin drizzled spice cake on the nose, the palate is a powerful spice and sherry bomb, that leads to a nice long oak and caramel finally. Much richer and rounder than Classic Cut
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rich caramel, sultana raisins, light spices, chocolate.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow, this may be the oiliest dram I have had, coats the mouth viciously, here the spices have took center stage joined the sherry harmoniously, caramel is still here, but its not leading like the nose
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, oak and spices lead and then the caramel and sherry notes remain

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Even a hammer in the face, really strong, I already too much, even some water tames him not right, but the tobacco, for example, is great.
    • Nose
      Extreme and intense, lavender, dark malt, plums, dark chocolate, camphor, grapefruit, orange bitters, herbal honey, mocha beans, leather and a hint of tobacco as well as citrus notes in between, the alcohol is already a respect
    • Taste
      Tobacco is very beautiful and clear, really brownish, even older from the leather tin, brownish, slightly burnt sugar, nuts, lovage, but the herbaceous kind (not Maggi). Licorice, mushrooms, blood orange, tannins, black chocolate
    • Finish
      Long by the alcohol of course, it leaves more the power and warmth than individual notes, tannins, some grapefruit and dark malt, as well as licorice

  6. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The Macallan Cask Strenght releases a variety of extremely delicious flavors during the entire tasting. Creamy sweetness, intense and fruity sherry, dark berries, tobacco leaves and leather, this Macallan has everything I expect from a sherry bomb! A great malt, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Rusty brown with a reddish shimmer, the Macallan CS radiates from the glass. Only long after panning do oily and tough streaks form on the glass wall. Intensive and spicy oak tones flow out of the glass during the first nosing, dark berries and heavy fruit aromas rise from the pleasantly noticeable alcohol note. Espresso powder and fruity leather flavors mingle, a touch of old tobacco leaves spread in the nose. The alcohol is more dominant, but is integrated harmoniously. Tobacco and sweet fruit are now dominating the nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy oak tones explode in the mouth, wooden sharpness arises. Powerful notes of wood become creamy and sweet, extreme spice rises from the wood while the tobacco leaves and a hint of leather spread. Above all lies a wonderfully fruity sweetness which, after a few moments, becomes dry and discreetly tart. A strange feeling comes up, one might think that the entire mouth is contracting. At the same time, salivation is massively stimulated. Word runs literally in my mouth!
    • Finish
      The finish starts with spicy and fruity wood elements. Creamy and yet austere, the finish exudes a plump warmth with a subtle sharp note. A light pinch of pepper comes through the tobacco-leather mixture. For a long time, the spicy, sweet and creamy finish will be remembered.

  7. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A dream of a whisky. A wonderful Macallan from the sherry barrel, strong and intense. The light sweetness and creaminess harmonize well with the chocolaty bitter coffee note.
    • Nose
      Sherry paired with subtle oak, light sweetness.
    • Taste
      After adding a few drops of water: intense sherry, espresso and chocolate, fruity and creamy.
    • Finish
      Strong and long, slightly bitter note, chocolate and a touch of fruit.

  8. GN? scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Thid one needs time to breathe. My initial rating was 88 for the first third of the bottle. By the time i was half way finished I scored it at a 92.

  9. SpiritualLuk scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Mahagony dark brown with red highlights. 

    Fruity and sweet, not much peat, smoke or iodine. 

    Red and dried fruits, sherry oak, caramel and cake. Rich and decadent, lingering sherry warmth

    A nice straightforward and enjoyable cask strenght scotch whisky. It feels like a dark and more robust version of The Glenlivet Nàdurra

  10. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      sherry, sweet, ink, pipe tobacco, wood, grapes (85)
    • Taste
      sweet sherry, blackcurrants, chalk, tannic, wood. (86)
    • Finish
      more shery, bread/cookies/yeast, wood/spices. (87)


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