Macallan 1993 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
20 years old
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 aug 2013 5:21 pm

Average value

€ 552.42

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 1993 GM

6 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.56 points.

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry notes, delicate fruitiness, dark chocolate, some vanilla, refill oak notes, very elegant and almost a little tender. Macallan just.

  2. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  3. Schlossgespenst scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A grandiose gentleman from Malt, where the term "elegance" is absolutely the program. On the one hand deeply complex, but never boring, on the other hand powerful and spicy, without being rough. The ballance between sherry barrel and Brennereicharakter is excellently met, both harmonize almost perfectly with each other. Truly a Rolls-Royce among the malts. Unfortunately, such kegs are increasingly rare at Gordon & MacPhail as well ...
    • Nose
      The fruitiness of ripe, red apples, clouded by fine woody notes is already in the room shortly after pouring. Seasoning from the sherry barrel, combined with beeswax notes and sometimes a very slight association of floral scent. Very deep and complex, an absolutely balanced and, above all, elegant nose.
    • Taste
      Solid body, fine oak notes, some furniture polish and shoe polish, accompanied by a malt sweetness, later still join very slight dry fruit notes. Shortly before leaving, it is increasingly dry spicy with dark notes.
    • Finish
      The light fruitiness fades, the bittersweet spice increases and dominates the also elegant and long-lasting finish.

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A successful, pleasantly round dram. Not very close to the OAen, but delicious.
    • Nose
      The typical Macallan Charackter with sweet, dark fruit, orange and creme brûlée comes slowly but steadily behind an initially peppery-spicy Gewuerznote with ginger and clove to the fore.
      The age of the filling can be guessed at the time by the deep-fruity body, which is then rounded off by a pleasant malty.
    • Taste
      Pleasant oelig, swallowing again in turn spicy-peppery. Lots of oak, but also sherry notes, ripe fruit, malt and coffee with caramel.
    • Finish
      Mitellang to long and warm with oak, orange and caramel teas and some milk chocolate.

  6. molar3rd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: spicy oak, with zingy lemon on the side, warming barley sugars, sweet nectar, and more oak. some fruit too : tangerines, gets a bit farmy with water , nutty and more varnish effect. some dry fruit but not a lot.

    Palate: this is nicer, warming oily mouthfeel, sweet with quite some dried fruit on the palate, much more than the nose suggests. quit malty with some nuts too and malty / pastry kind of feeling to it.

    Finish: rich, lots of sultana on the finish, with a hint of smoke.

    A very nice Macallan, but does not live to the expectations of the older Speymalts. not a lot of oak there… but the palate is lovely.


  7. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Color: light amber
    Nose: Sherrynoten, dried fruit, actually beeswax, dates, some oak
    Mouth: pear, black pepper, honey, milk chocolate, traces of nuts
    Finish: Long, peppery and full-bodied with a little mint
    A nice round malt. Very complex and exciting interaction of barrel and distillery character.

  8. Gronqvist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Intense and fresh with notes of sherry, red apples, almond, peas, walnut, beeswax, raisins, dates, malt, menthol, Turkish delight, butter and a little moisture. 
    • Taste
      Silky and smooth with notes of pine, fresh bread, cinnamon, pepper, pear, banana, cocoa, nuts, almonds, honey, cigar box and dark chocolate. 
    • Finish
      Long, fresh and well balanced, slightly bitter with a little sherry, apples, grapes, pineapple, orange, lemon, beeswax, pepper and peppermint.


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