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Macallan 1946

Overall rating
93.17/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Select Reserve
Vintage
1946
Bottled
01.05.1998
Stated Age
52 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Mar 2009 11:40 pm

Average value

€ 25719,91

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1946

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.17 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Body: light, smooth, almost slippery.
    • Nose
      Much more estery-fruity. 
    • Taste
      Firm,complex flavorurs. Flowery. Estery, but very delicately balanced.Sweet lime,lemon and orange. A remarkably seductive whisky for his age.
    • Finish
      Bitter orange. Grass. Peat. Again long smokiness.

  2. getz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    This Macallan 1946 is quite unusual, due to it was made with peated malt due to the high post-war prices of coal. It also happens to be one of the greatest Macallans ever released in our opinion. The initial release of this was quite large and took a while for the distillery to sell, but it is now recognised as a classic Macallan and its reputation is assured.

  3. Furtia scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This extraordinary Macallan was the first in its class (together with the 1948) to present a yet different malt whisky. A lovely dram with the shortage of the rich sherry flavors as we know the Macallan from present time. And by now it's a well sought after bottle, however to be honest I prefer the 1946 Fine and Rare much more. I didn't reduced this dram, because I found it to delicate to do so.
    • Nose
      Some nice peat smoke, some lovely refill sherry influences, fruity like citrus and apple like, some wood spices very delicate.
    • Taste
      Lots of phenols (smokey flavors), some citrus like flavors like lemon or fresh oranges and a bit oily but delicate.
    • Finish
      Very long with some smoke and lemon (weird combination but nice)

  5. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This Macallan 1946 is rather unusual, in that it was made with peated malt due to the high post-war prices of coal. It also happens to be one of the greatest Macallans ever released in our opinion. The inital release of this was quite large and took a while for the distillery to sell, but it is now recognised as a classic Macallan and its reputation is assured.
    TWE

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