nose The Brennereicharakter is there, Macallan typical cool freshness, lightness, mineral and slightly maritime, hay, grasses, "typical" Speyside, sweet overripe pear, marzipan, you can see the 18 years, hazelnut syrup, slight Sherry influence, sweet wine spritzer, white gummy bears (Pineapple), some dry oak in the background, very intertwined, now and then hints of carnation
Addendum: find something liqueur, maybe cherry
taste Great mineral flavor, the Brennereicharakter is above all, very complex, again the white gummy bears, dry straw, soft, restrained, there is some oak, a little light sherry, champagne, herbs, a bit bitter (towards grapefruit), yeast dough
leaving Medium-short, mineral, straw, soft, very dry, falls slightly off nose and taste
Great variety, distinguished, reserved, but also demanding. Seems a bit pale in taste at first glance. No fat fat sherry keg, no finish or smoke, nothing that bumps or distracts you, more Brennereibetont. You have to deal with the malt, but it pays off. reminds me here and there of the 21er Glenfarclas and the 23er Craigellachie. I find it better in a small glass. The finish is a bit weaker than hoped ...