- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The 1824 Series
- Sherry Oak Casks from Jerez
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 11 Apr 2013 8:55 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Macallan Ruby
83 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points
- "Obviously the color is dark and invites one to think of red fruits. Not a bad idea since I get on the nose plenty of dry fruits like prunes and raisins, but also dark chocolate and tobacco. On the mouth, the body is actually lighter than you would expect, but also spicier, with cinnamon and almost chili pepper. Then it comes back to the dry fruits and chocolate listed above, before showing more caramel aromas, without being over sweet. This is a complex whisky that is constantly evolving and changing its profile. In a very good way. "
- Jim Murray has awarded 92.5 points to the Ruby. "Perhaps one butt away from a gong!"
- does not look set up, but matured well and is despite all the criticism of the 1824 series a truly excellent Sherrymacallan
Wood chips, the unmistakably soft Macallan caramel fudge notes and deep-dark sherry. Not this sweet paxarette sherry, but dates, figs, plum jam and dark marmalade with Christmas chocolate (cinnamon and cardamom). Delicate oranges and nut nougat immediately stimulate salivation. Brown sugar ensures caramel spice
gentle, soft and creamy. Fully ripe strawberries without any trace of acidity, as a counterpoint immediately warm wood with dusty-spicy traces. Spicy sweet honey, light herbs and mint and lemony-spicy ginger, but candied. The sweet fruits show up only at the beginning, then dominated by wood and its spice
is dominated by espresso and dark chocolate
- Certainly the best 1824s. However, also at an ambitious price.
Oak and Spanish sherry en masse, but dry, barely sweet. Then dark, red berry fruit, molasses and raisins. Afterwards then plenty of sweet caramel, syrup and oak again with the touch of damp soil. Complex and powerful.
Creamy-oily, deep fruity. Lots of sherry, dark berries, sweet raisins and some orange. Behind it oak and spices.
Long and warm, dark chocolate and oak. In the background are raisins.
- As Macallan’s go, and I’ve tried a few, this is easily one of the best. Full bodied, mellow and everything you look for in a sherried malt. Knocks the 18 year old into a cocked hat and no wonder. There are so many old Macallans in this, to reach the required colour, they had to stop making it because of the expense. Exquisite.
- This was a miss for me. This cost double the price of the expression one tier below and it’s not worth it. I found it hard to get any unique notes out of it, and some of the more dominant notes were quite unpleasant. The sherry character here was very pronounced, but I found it weird and unbalanced.
Reviewed in my blog:
Dusty. Nutty wood. Sherry. Orange peels. Lilacs. Prunes. Very slight woodspice notes, need to work to notice them.
Ginger. Bitter wood. Somewhat unpleasant soapy note, unbalanced sherry maybe. Very nutty sherry.
Medium. Bitter. Nutty sherry. Raisins. Cloves. Pepper.
- Great nose that is mercilessly disappointed in the mouth and finish - Macallan, where are your qualities and the intensity of earlier days? - mercilessly overpriced
strong sherry, rum raisins, dark chocolate, sweet pipe tobacco, plum
Sherry, redcurrant, pickled Amarena cherries, light acidity and bitterness in the background - all unfortunately watered down
The wateriness deprives him of the opportunity to give a longer finish with sherry and oak - too bad
- The nose is quite interesting and I also like chocolate and creamy whiskys, but overall, especially in the mouth quite flat. Nonetheless, it's pretty tasty to enjoy in between.
Quite a lot of milk chocolate, subtle dark fruits, Mon Cherie, rather restrained, tobacco, with time even spicier, coffee, more spicy than sweet and fruity, at the right angle clearly marzipan or almonds, once you have that, you hardly get it still out of the nose, with a long smell of mint, Maggi is also there
creamy, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, nutella, creamy, caramel, espresso, but overall a bit lukewarm
Espresso, chocolate coffee bean, more and more in the tart coffee-like, hints of Mon Cherie, Lumumba, rather short
- RATING: 90pts – |90 – 92 (A-) → Excellent| — Here the golden pantheon of whiskies begins.
The nose is perfectly sherried and balanced with notes of dark chocolate, prunes, tabacco and cinnamon muffin.
The taste is silky and oily, rather gentle with notes of milk chocolate, brown raisins, black pepper and Oreo cookies.
The finish is medium lenght, spicy and has notes of milk chocolate again, black pepper and spicy slightly burnt oak.