Macallan 1995

Overall rating
89.28/100
votes
189
Whiskybase ID
WB43103
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010719187003
Added on
09 jul 2013 12:39 am

Average value

€ 1661.45

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189 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 1995

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.28 points.

  1. Flynn Taggart scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Will_iam scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I got everything I expected from this whisky. Juicy, fragrant, frankly sherry. Extremely interesting aroma, after which the taste seems simple.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The aroma just abounds like mulled wine, large sherry, dried fruits, varnish, dust, chocolate, liqueur, marmalade, fragrant herbs, bay leaf, cardboard, spices, pepper pinch, rose petals, cola, baked apple, hospital tincture, dried cranberry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sour sweet, prickly, juicy fruit, pepper, apple, mango, raisins, a little fresh after this aroma.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pepper, warms, good duration, a little oak and lacquer, raisins, mango. I wanted a little more depth.

  4. Suevia scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Toto0808 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A typical Macallan, very complex.
    A wonderful whisky with a medium-long finish

  6. Gustentom scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. Fysioboy89 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  8. Ambition2023 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Sooooooooooooooo sherry bombie good!

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. asmazda scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This bottle was oxidized for about a year.  Not the usual Mac 18 smooth operator, but its relatively big oakiness and banana on the nose was an interesting take on this classic.
    • Nose
      Orange marmalade, golden raisins, a little eucalyptus, ripe mushy bananas, quite a bit in fact.
    • Taste
      Loads of golden raisins, white chocolate, cinnamon coffee cake, and oak/tannins.  Spikey mouth!
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, orange peel, more oak/tannins.

  11. Sb17sw scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Extremely good whisky. Round, yet sharp. Complex.

  12. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. cavalier66 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    seven word review: subtle sherry, sulphured raisins, understrength but easy

  14. EarlMobile scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Not an absolute "sherry bomb" as you might expect. But very delicious and balanced and of course already with the typical sherry taste, which integrates wonderfully into the overall picture of the whisky. Very tasty and always a treat!

  15. lrb85 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. zby0001 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Dark sherry nose, oranges [chewy/dried], pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg. Big woody presence, spicy, honey and Worcester sauce. lots here if you want to work hard enough. The most pleasing gentle sherry nose ive sniffed
    T: sweet sherry arrival, perfectly at ease, high quality sherry arrival. Mellow for an 18, easily held in the mouth. Everything is really easy with oudles of honey and butter with italian herbs, coffee note all supported with the most sophisticated and polite wood tannin levels. All quite intense and subtle, everything is just so.
    F: Fairly long, spey grain appearing with mild tannins, all coated in popcorn butter. Spicy peppery note appears at the death
    C: In some ways a simple daily drinker, on the other a subtle and complex malt. Those familiar speyside wood tannins so often a little too bitter for me are in perfect balance against the honey grain. This isnt an overly exciting malt and it reminds me of the [perfectly boring] Lagavulin 16. That isnt fair of the Mac 18, this is perfectly delightful. You dont have to work hard with this unless you want to. I see why this has gained such a following, held up as the model Speysider. Scores highly for its pure clean sherry nose alone.

    Scores an A-

    LAST DRAM OF THE BOTTLE AND FINAL THOUGHTS

    N: Woody, sherried, slow matured, balanced malt

    T: Vibrant wood tingles - bitter sweet and a big malty mouthful with the unnecessary caramel - unnecessary because it naturally becomes sweeter and thicker as that sherried maturation shows off its 18 years.

    F: Aniseed, caramel and vanilla with a fresh woody finish.

    C: This particular bottle is tired and needed finishing months ago. In general however, the Macallan 18 is a very good drinker as many people will testify but with prices now reaching £200 at time of writing, theres a lot of competition around for your hard earned cash and your palate - Yamasaki 18 £148,  Highland Park 18 £95, Glendronach 18 [Allardice] £53 and plenty of Glendronach single cask vintages for half the cost,…. and lets not forget that we are only paying these ridiculous prices because of short-term business practises and a lack of invest shortfall back in the day. I know where my money's going.

  18. getz scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    he latest vintage release from The Macallan - the 1995 Distillation.

    Colour - Light Mahogany.
    Nose - Dried fruit and Ginger with a hint of vanilla cinnamon.
    Palate - Rich dried fruit, with spice, clove, orange and wood.
    Finish - Full and lingering, with sweet toffee.

    Matured in selected Sherry Oak casks from Jerez, Spain.
    Macallan Distilled in 1995

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