Macallan 15-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine Oak
Stated Age
15 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Light Label
Bottle code
Added on
17 Aug 2015 2:36 pm

Average value

€ 225.36

13 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

253 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 15-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.92 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I enjoyed nosing this Macallan 15yo Fine Oak, but the oak dominates the palate a bit and the finish leaves something to be desired. All in all a decent whisky though.
    • Nose
      Fresh with lots of orchard fruits. Nectarines, pears and honey glazed apples as well as red apple peel. Also butterscotch, saw dust and dried grass. Has a dusty quality too.
    • Taste
      Vibrant oak, giving it a slight bitterness, with plenty of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). A bit sweeter now with vanilla and a hint of fudge. The oily mouthfeel is pleasant, but it's too bad there's not much of the fruitiness left that I found in the nose.
    • Finish
      Sweet, drying and short to medium in length.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose is not particularly expressive but it is easy drinking with a smooth finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. bull10298 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The Macallan?s ?Fine Oak? range is one of the Speyside distiller?s great success
    stories of recent years, now accounting for one in four bottles sold. Buttery
    spices on the nose, with coconut, soft fruits and honey. Beguiling. Soft on the
    palate, very drinkable, substantial and rounded, with ripe apples, bananas and
    fudge, plus a follow through of honey from the nose. Lengthy in the finish, with
    gently warming spices, more fresh fruit and a touch of drying oak.



  4. Achany scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Jonkers scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is a very tastefull whisky. It's warming,. Very pleasant and I consider to add it to my wishlist.
    • Nose
      Very fresh. There is honey, pineapple and vanilla. But also chocolate, caramel and a hint of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Spicy but after that: sweet. Honey, pineapple and a bit oak.
    • Finish
      Properly tingling. Later on the sweetness of tropical fryuits and honey. Also vanilla.

  6. Superted scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  7. AlecM scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly spicy, sherried fruits and good vanilla and brown sugar too. Prefer their sherry monsters but a good quality whisky.

  8. D3US scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I must admit I like the Macallan expressions with heavy sherry better than this one. Still, very drinkable, not bad at all, but not a must have for me. 
    • Nose
      Big malt and sharp oak (not surprising given its name). Some drying sherry, spices, and fresh citrus fruit. Sweetness of mostly vanilla and burnt sugar. 
    • Taste
      The oak gives this a slight bitterness. The malt is big again, and the drying effect of both the oak and hint of sherry is notable. The fruits are less obvious now, the spices more. An oily texture and the vanilla adds a necessary sweetness. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Still quite drying, and I can't seem to shake that odd bitter note. I can't decide whether that's nice or not. It's definitely oak, so they got that point across. The spicy vanilla and malt at the end is pleasant. 

  9. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Macallan 15yo Fine Oak is matured in a combination of Bourbon &

    Sherry Oak Casks. This range has been around for a few years now and

    seems to have weathered the storm it caused amongst the faithful when it

    was initially released. This one is probably the pick of the (Fine

    Oak) bunch."

  10. Master Quill scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Score for a 2004 version: 77, Score for a 2005 version: 78


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