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Overall rating
92.58/100
votes
81
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
1979
Bottled
1997
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Dec 2008 7:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 4.667,77

19 × in wishlist

81 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1979

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.58 points

  1. helmutgw scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: The bitterness is captured, the dram rounder and not so bitter.
    The aroma can not compete with the nose. 09.12.2017 89
    • Nose
      Almost everything you can expect from a sherynase. The bitter sherry direction.
    • Taste
      Sweet to bitter, the bitterness becomes dominant.
    • Finish
      Some alcohol comes to the fore, the finish becomes spicy and the bitterness remains

  2. Helgo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I'm really excited about these old Macs. A fantastic nose, unlike today's bottlings. There is more depth and abundance. In the taste spicy, oily and complex. Medium to long finish. Thank you, Heidjer!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. autowatch092 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Dark amber
    Nose: Very intense, prunes, cherries, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco
    Palate: Dry tannins, raisins, prunes, strong tea.
    Finish: Very long and dry
    Overall: A marvelous old-fashioned sherry whisky, very dry but still smooth and not overly spicy.

    http://www.dramming.com/2010/03/28/macallan-18-yo-1979-vintage/

  4. markkerr02 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2086%20Macallan%2018Y%20Vertikal.html Test 086: MacAllan 18Y vertical with Martin Markvardsen - 081129 Year Vote Score Bernt Points Per 1977 1 89 86
    1978 1 77 82
    1979 3 91 87
    1980 0 80 83
    1981 21 90 85
    1982 1 90 85
    1983 4 91 88
    1984 1 90 87
    1985 1 85 81
    1986 0 82 80
    1987 3 92 83
    1988 21 93 81
    1988 Fine Oak 1 84 90
    1989 0 82 86
    1990 1 90 87

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