Macallan 1988 Wk

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whiskykanzler (Wk)
Stated Age
25 years old
Oak Cask
Number of bottles
45.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Comic Label Series
Added on
20 Mar 2014 8:42 pm by jocmueller
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 200.00

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1988 Wk

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose is promising and whets the appetite for more with its sweet and fruity style. Unfortunately, the taste and resonance does not live up to expectations and noticeably flattens out. In my opinion, hardly any fruit flavors are reflected in the taste. As I conclude, the fresh slightly menthol chewing gum becomes more and more intense and dominant and lingers in the mouth for a few minutes later. A very pleasant walnut note slowly completes the long and fresh finish. In retrospect, I give this malt for his extremely long and pleasant finish a point more. Easy-drinking at a high level!

    23/21/22/21 (87P)
    • Nose
      Clear and pure, the malt glitters in the glass, on the glass wall a number of long and tough drops run back into the glass. Sweet fruits such as apricots and mirabelle plums exude their sweet and fruity fragrance, a hint of vanilla rises from the creamy fruit note. Peaches and candied sugar show up, cotton candy and a subtle spicy woody note follow, the malt changes slowly and looks a bit grassy and flowery. A light freshness, probably mint, pervades the fruity and harmonious nose. Do I smell citrus fruits? In any case, the grassy note increases, the sweet sugar note is now discreetly in the background. During the nosing, I am always distracted by the almost syrupy streak on the glass wall from the oily drops dissolve in slow motion and lumbering down the glass wall.
    • Taste
      Thin and with a fine spicy base note, the malt flows over the tongue into the mouth. Gentle, sometimes harsh wood tones rest on the tongue, slowly develop a subtle wooden sharpness and exudes her chubby warm mouth. Creamy wood elements and a touch of walnut I finish dry wood tones and leaves. The second sip is initially as thin as the first sip, but is creamier and gentler. Slowly, the sharpness creeps back on the tongue, this time is a pinch of black pepper and the heat and sharpness increases in intensity.
    • Finish
      Tart wood elements and a hint of citrus fruit make the aftertaste appear tart. Grapefruit mixes slightly with wet leaves and old walnuts. A little burnt sugar and a slightly minty note are in the background, again a slightly grassy mouthfeel arises with a minimal menthol note. The mouthfeel is very creamy at the moment, but dry and slightly tart wood tones dominate the reverberation.

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior


    N: honey, heather, vanilla, grass, peach, some apple. Very harmonious and round but a bit boring
    M: Very voluminous in the mouth. Sugar syrup, vanilla, honey, apple. Oak flavor, subtle bitterness. Wonderfully tasty and saliva stimulating. Extremely well integrated alcohol. Either he is well diluted down, which I do not believe due to concentration of the taste, or he is already a bit older
    A: Medium long, sweet, a lot of oak and subtle bitterness. White pepper. Furthermore, very salivary and hardly astringent.

    Conclusion: The nose is a bit unspectacular, the rest is right, really good. Super tasty and saliva stimulating.

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well, I'm a big friend of Macs in Bourboncasks and this one is no exception, supe thing!
    • Nose
      Mega light honey in the nose, white chocolate, marzipan, almonds and apricot, bright fruits, pecans, lychee and white grapes, as well as green apple, Macs in Bourbon keg have something for themselves
    • Taste
      Green apple, light oak, white pepper, light honey, light malt, tannins, wasabi, green peppers, lemon peel, grapefruit, pepper
    • Finish
      Furthermore, fine white pepper, rather dry, light malt, green apple with shell, some salt also there, medium to long


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