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Macallan Amber

Overall rating
78.49/100
votes
570
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 1824 Series
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks from Jerez
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0402S L2 22/09
Barcode
5010314101107
Added on
11 Apr 2013 8:28 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 70,19

24 × in wishlist

570 × member ratings

1674 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Amber

105 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.49 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Very mild onset and surprisingly lightly alcoholic, although the malt has an "only" 40% alcohol content. Even after 15 minutes, the minimal stinging in the nose has not completely disappeared. Very gentle citrus notes, vanilla, green apples, ripe pears and subtle hints of orange crystallize with plenty of effort gradually out. In the background, a musty cellar note is at work. A touch of oak and nuts can not save the one-dimensional, very flavourful nose (in terms of complexity & intensity) and slightly boring nose.
    • Taste
      The feeble onset is hardly able to transport the mild aromas. The sweet, bright fruits are tasteless almost imperceptible. Nuts, malt and spicy oak notes dominate with a pronounced bitterness. Sweet is the Macallan, but nothing more.
    • Finish
      Short, mild and powerless. The bright fruits flash in the short term with a subtle residual sweetness, before the oak and subtle spices with plenty of bitterness to pick up speed.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2015]  I donated this bottle to a party.  I bought it for 60 Euro in March, 2015.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 80.  My notes state an immature, unbalanced and slightly bitter (tannins) profile that has absolutely nothing in common with the old Macallan style we all adore.  Since Macallan pushes for maximum production output the quality of this whisky went down south at a frightening speed.  But obviously they manage to attract more newbies to their brand as they loose old customers...This definitely is the last bottle of modern Macallan I bought!

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2016]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.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 it 75.  I
    took no detailed notes as this whisky did not interest me at all.  This is not "The Macallan" anymore, this is just another boring mass product...

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Bad he is not, is delicious, but the price is not. For the same price or less, there is much better. As with all branded items, you get something quite solid, but you pay just a surcharge for the name.
    • Nose
      Very light, you have to keep the trunk pretty deep in the glass. Lime, granary and a few raisins. Alcohol, quite clear, but thanks to the 40% not uncomfortable.
    • Taste
      Honey, malt, strong alcohol. There is not much to involve him. The flavors are too soft for that.
    • Finish
      A little honey and chocolate raisins, and then he's already gone.

  5. markfeit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Classic Macallan, easy to drink. Light sherry influence, like the precursor to today's 15 Triple Cask. Nothing extraordinary, but a good one to share.
    • Nose
      85 85
      a hint of sweet sherry nose, really nice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nothing outstanding. But a great malt to share with someone who loves Macallan but doesn't like to pay for it.
    • Finish
      84 84
      light and short.

  6. neo scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    chestnut oloroso sherry color
    • Nose
      80 80
      very soft in the nose, fine cherry with a soft caramel sugar, some orange with chocolate, banana?
    • Taste
      70 70
      ..taste volatile, nice spicy flavor, thin, coffee, light pepper
    • Finish
      67 67
      fruity bitterness lingers moderately

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    A neat Highland Malt from the 1824 series; but too expensive!
    [Color] bright amber;
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, apples, some sherry, spices, vanilla, oak;
    • Taste
      mild, pleasant onset, light sherry, fruity (orange), soft and round;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; short fruity finish;

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Kaleva scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Decent whisky, simple and straightforward but still rather good, nicely balanced. Not a bad choice for getting familiar with the Macallan distillery.
    • Nose
      Honey, orange zest, baked apple, malted barley, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet, malty, a bit spicy, butterscotch, walnut, kiwi notes
    • Finish
      Warm, short, nutty

  10. mothers_finest scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nothing special imho. Then I'd rather invest a bit more and buy the Sienna, which I really like. This one is a bit lax and quite boring.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

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