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Macallan Amber

Overall rating 412 votes 78.24

Member rates

1107 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 20
Taste 20
Finish 19
Balance 19

Tastingtags

84 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
25 Jul 2017 3:09 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 78 points

[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!

There is no accounting for taste...
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 2:09 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 78 points

[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...

There is no accounting for taste...
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
01 Jul 2017 11:02 am
Cubey666 gave this whisky 79 points

Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2017

Weighted Rate
78.6
Nose
81
Initial taste
78
Body
77
Finish
79
Price
78
Presentation
78
My Collection
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
15 Jun 2017 6:10 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
84
My Collection
Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
14 May 2017 5:33 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Yellow cherries. Marmalade. Toffee. Caramel pudding. Stewed pears. Pine. Slight sulphur and ethanol.

Taste

Still thin feeling but more flavour here than the Gold. Jaffa cakes. Marmalade. Amaretto. Slightly nutty wood. A little bitter on the swallow, but in a good way.

Finish

Short. Bitter wood. Orange peel. Cloves. Allspice.

Comments

Not bad this. It had quite a bit more flavour to it than the Gold, and was on the whole quite pleasant. It had quite a bit of bitterness and spiciness to it but in a refreshing kind of way.

Reviewed in my blog:
https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/05/13/the-macallan-1824-selection/

My Collection Happy to swap samples with anyone in the UK/EU/Canada, pm for details.
Zumbar
Expert Senior Zumbar Review note
15 Jan 2017 9:30 am
Zumbar gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
78
Nose
78
Initial taste
78
Body
78
Finish
78
Price
78
Presentation
78
vojt466
Expert Senior vojt466 Tasting note
14 Jan 2017 8:55 pm
vojt466 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Sherry, v kombinaci se sušeným tmavým ovocem, oříšky, citrusy a vanilkou - nevoní to vůbec špatně

Taste

V chuti rozinky, fíky, oříšky, pomeranče a zázvor. Chuť je trošku zaškrcená, dokážu si představit větší nářez, ale špatné to rozhodně není

Finish

V dozvuku opět rozinky, oříšky dřevité tóny a koření.

Comments

Pít se to rozhodně dá, ale určitě lze najít lepší sherry záležitosti, navíc cena je klasicky nadstřelená, jak u Macallanu bývá poslední dobou zvykem

squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
14 Jan 2017 7:56 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
80.5
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
80
Finish
79
Price
78
Presentation
83
Arno Pelgrim
Expert Senior Arno Pelgrim Review note
29 Dec 2016 11:44 am
Arno Pelgrim gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
79.7
Nose
83
Initial taste
80
Body
79
Finish
79
Price
75
Presentation
80

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