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Macallan 1970

Overall rating
94.37/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Anniversary Malt
Vintage
1970
Bottled
1996
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
Rodica SA, Vernier-Geneve
Added on
26 Apr 2014 4:49 pm by adrenalin

Average value

€ 1.148,00

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30 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1970

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.37 points

  1. jjkmlss scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Seriously, I know most of you guys rated this before you tasted it, but couldn't you just pretend you have tried and just... make up a note? What a shame.

    Nose: dates, orange, gunpowder, peanut, raisin, balsamic, cedar, nutmeg. Typical Macallan, less sulphur but still. The nose is very light and ambiguous.

    Palate: cedar, cranberries, orange spread, plums, truffle, peanut, almond, dirt, rubber, clove, nutmeg.

    Body: medium, oily an jelly-like. Not sure if it is balanced, too much sherry notes, I honestly cannot tell the difference from it to any 20-years-old cream sherry, but such cream sherry is sold for around $100, I believe. This is also kind of viscous and tastes dead.

    Finish: mid-length, sherry, rubber and berries, weak.

    A weak malt that tastes more like 3rd or 4th tier make. I know Macallan's reputed for it's marketing, just did not anticipate their old bottling 25 yo to be such... what's the word for it... boring. Any modern 18 surely prevails it in strength and even complexity.

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