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Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Cask
Casknumber
13931
Number of bottles
527
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Nov 2013 8:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 630.00

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51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1988 AD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 527 bottles from cask no. 13931
    As rare as “hens’ teeth”, this cask arrived in the warehouse to great excitement. A refill Spanish oak, ex-sherry butt, matured for 24 years and bottled at its prime. The traditional Macallan colour (mid amber) and a rich, mellow nose with classic Macallan style: at once fruity and resinous (wood resin, dried orange peel, other dried fruits), with a topping of crystalline brown sugar. The taste is drier than the nose, with dried fruits, bitter coffee and chocolate orange, and a tannic-dry mouthfeel. The finish is wonderfully long and pleasantly warming, mellow over all. A drop of water enhances and freshens the orange note, and deepens the overall aroma, introducing a hint of soft fudge. Enjoy!

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. jocmueller scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Notes of sulphur/gunpowder - nice if you like...

  5. Sandman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Blueberries, grapefruit, hints of orange, raspberry, raisins, chocolate, caramel, boenwas, blackberries and mocha.
    • Taste
      Blueberries, raspberry, dates, raisins, chocolate, hazelnut, leather, toasted bread, nutmeg, coffee and wax.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, hazelnut, toasted bread, coffee, chocolate, nutmeg, raisins, blueberries, hints of raspberry, grapefruit and a hint of peppermint.

  6. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, peach, raisin, caramel, a cigar box and a whiff of smoke. Rather spicy as well.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, peach, caramel and pepper.
    • Finish
      Raisin, caramel and a little musty chestnut.

  8. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. alectron scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Single Sample. In blind tasting, 09/2014 @ Regionals Mystery Malts
    • Nose
      rather faint, malty, sherry, chalky, rubber, faint tar/sulphur, gummybears. (82).
      Later: oily/waxy, sweeter, red apples, mineral with some cardboard notes, bready (84)
    • Taste
      oily, sweet, honey, vanilla, faint odd bitterness. (84)
    • Finish
      malty, fructose, honey, also mildly tannic now. (82 / later 85)

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