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Overall rating
91.59/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB6864
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
1981
Bottled
1999
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks From Jerez
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
22 Mar 2009 8:17 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2742.21

27 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1981

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.59 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Typical old school sherried Macallan nose... AWESOME!
    • Taste
      92 92
      So wonderful, despite the shameful 43%. And don't even mention the price. What it could have been! Still, despite what I have against current Macallan offerings, this is damn good... very juicy and fruity. Totally CHUGGABLE, if I was moneyed enough, that is. Not as thick or nuanced or sticky fruity as earlier stuff, but who am I to complain?
    • Finish
      90 90
      Short finish.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Early 1980s MacAllans... still excellent liquids, not as moving as earlier decades but can’t find a fault in this one

  3. markkerr02 scored this whisky 88 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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