Macallan 2006 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
1st & Refill Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Jun 2015 10:22 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 112.20

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79 × member ratings

165 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 2006 GM

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.49 points

  1. Pauci scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    You can drink quite well on the side. Nothing bothers me, but there is also nothing outstanding or interesting to be found. A typical young Speysider without mistakes or bitter notes.
    The sample is then sufficient. I don't have to have more of it.

  2. Kilo1 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    The principle is satisfactory, but I don't want to buy myself a bottle.

  3. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly fruity summer whisky that pleases despite its youth.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Honey, summer meadow, vanilla, malt. Macallan-typical also creme brulee and a little sherry. Citrus, pineapple.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sherry and caramel on the way, nice oily and warm. Again creme brulee and summer meadow with honey. Orange, vanilla, lemon zest. Even some oak flavor and coffee.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, slightly dry. Orange, malt, honey. Enjoyable.

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very nice drinkable, young Mac, has more of something of pure bourbon keg, the young age you notice, but not only in the negative sense, nice mix of notes between fruit, spice and malt.
    • Nose
      Pineapple, light honey, cornflakes, heather, star fruit, green apple, vanilla and light toffee, young oak, papaya light
    • Taste
      Bright herbal honey, cornflakes, beautiful white chocolate, young oak chips, toffee a lot and vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and some white pepper, powdered sugar, papaya and star fruit, dry pineapple chips, light malt
    • Finish
      Light malt, rather short to medium long, light honey, thyme, cinnamon, oak, pineapple chips

  5. domani scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is pretty soft and light with a sweetness, albeit light and pleasant. In the aroma one could recognize an unspecified perfumed note which is not disturbing or even intrusive. A young but still solid whisky - 18.11.2017
    • Nose
      Slightly sweet honey flavor, cereals, oatmeal, exotic fruits, star fruit, freshly sliced ​​pineapple, pear, green apple honey
    • Taste
      Nice sweet and soft, fruity, some ginger, medicine trickled on sugar cubes, forest honey, little spice
    • Finish

  6. Liberezlatourbe scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A well balanced whisky, well done, but not complex, no originality and a bit too young
    • Nose
      We start with a bit of bitterness brought by the wood and the plant well marked. As it progresses, it becomes greedier and grows pleasantly. Fruity notes arrive then a certain freshness. And that's all for me
    • Taste
      Easy to keep, the texture is quite fluid. We attack with vanilla. Malt, honey, red fruits and milk chocolate. The tastes are linked well. A bitterness reminiscent of the nose comes to the end of the mouth makes the dram inevitably astringent.
    • Finish
      Short on fruits, wood / spices and bitterness

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. jankes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Yes, I'm here, all the way up here - in the boardroom above the G&M shop in Elgin, for a bespoke tasting. After a simple yet welcomed lunch, expectations were high for five drams to follow [starting with a Glen Spey WB]. Hopefully it'll be a high five.
    N: Creamy wetsuits with some tamarind and mild [no heat] cholula.
    T: Orange-chocolatey sherry - many woods [trees/casks] and many alcohols. There's lots of sherry [types] that seem to disguise the situation.
    F: Sweet-bitter-sour,... all-sorts. Undesirable burnt news at the end.
    C: What is the Speymalt remit? Could be a way of using up what's left over in various warehouses. Feels like the sherry is masking a lot as so often it does, and very nicely too. Certainly a masterclass in blending and I like the result, but I'm not sure it's all that great a malt - although the best so far today :/ Last chance for something memorable,…. with a young, peated Bunna :/ WB.

    Scores a C[-]

    Further reading WF

  10. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82


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