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Macallan Amber

Overall rating 441 votes 78.37

Member rates

1192 × 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

89 Notes

Pollenflug
Expert Senior Pollenflug Tasting note
19 Nov 2017 10:13 pm
Pollenflug gave this whisky 75 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Sehr milder Beginn und überraschenderweise leicht alkoholisch, obwohl der Malt über einen Alkoholgehalt von „nur“ 40% verfügt. Auch nach 15 Minuten ist das minimale Stechen in der Nase nicht gänzlich verschwunden. Sehr sanfte Zitrusnoten, Vanille, grüne Äpfel, reife Birnen und dezente Anklänge von Orangen kristallisieren sich mit reichlich Mühe allmählich heraus. Im Hintergrund treibt eine muffige Kellernote ihr Unwesen. Ein Hauch von Eiche und Nüssen kann die eindimensionale, sehr aromenschwache (hinsichtlich Komplexität & Intensität) und etwas langweilige Nase nicht retten.

Taste

Der kraftlose Antritt vermag die milden Aromen kaum transportieren zu können. Die süßen, hellen Früchte sind geschmacklich nahezu nicht mehr wahrnehmbar. Nüsse, Malz und würzige Eichenholznoten dominieren mit einer ausgeprägten Bitterkeit. Süffig ist der Macallan, mehr aber auch nicht.

Finish

Kurz, mild und kraftlos. Die hellen Früchte blitzen kurzfristig mit einer subtilen Restsüße auf, ehe die Eiche und dezente Gewürze mit reichlich Bitterkeit an Fahrt aufnehmen.

Comments

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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...
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
25 Nov 2017 6:46 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 81 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/on-location-macallan-old-new/

Aged around 11yo says our tour guide Graham, who asked the master distiller out of his own personal interest. So this is whisky made from casks not quite making the 12yo grade for whatever reason. Could it be that this Amber is made from casks that were ‘ready’ already? Given the amount of first fill use, most definitely.

  • N: Similar profile to the Select Oak, though slightly thicker, sweeter and more refined.
  • T: Some mouthfeel chew with a light citrus and spice bite.
  • F: Bitter-sweet toffee bourbon, a little fresh spice, molasses and then vanilla ice cream at the end.
  • C: A bit rough n ready but again, identifiably modern Macallan. Certainly mark or two higher than the Select Oak.

Scores a C[-]

Ra_Di
Expert Junior Ra_Di Review note
12 Nov 2017 6:09 pm
Ra_Di gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80
Nose
80
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
80
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
02 Sep 2017 11:22 pm

By Serge 

Macallan ‘Amber’ (40%, OB, 1824 series, +/-2017): 82 Punkte

Matteo Longhin
Expert Senior Matteo Longhin Review note
22 Aug 2017 12:22 am
Matteo Longhin gave this whisky 73 points
Weighted Rate
73.4
Nose
75
Initial taste
73
Body
68
Finish
71
Price
80
Presentation
80
Matteo
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
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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

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