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Macallan 1962

Overall rating
90.80/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Anniversary Malt
Vintage
1962
Bottled
1987
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2015 7:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 5686.67

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12 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1962

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.80 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I am a little puzzled by this one, I have had 62 Macallan before and it was much better than this.
    I wonder what the fill level was of this bottle when it was opened?
    Still nice but it cannot make it to 90 points which I am surprised about, the colour of this is also lighter than expected.
    The palate could not deliver what the nose promised.
    So a nice early 60`s Macallan that does not get to lift off, it just gets stuck on the launchpad, shame.
    • Nose
      92 92
      My first impression of the nose is slightly floral and delicate with a refined sherry note in the background so it is a good start.
      Orange, ginger, milk chocolate, faint white pepper and sweet peat but everything is balanced no one flavour dominates with more time in the glass red gooseberry and redcurrant mixed with blackberry.
      The spice , ginger and orange increase a little with time in the glass and the orange is now like breakfast marmalade,
    • Taste
      87 87
      This is really spicy and more powerful than I was expecting but there is a little oaky bitterness which I am surprised by.
      What is clear is the peat note has almost nullified the fruit aspect somehow, very little fruit coming through.
      2nd mouth full the peat is singing with a little pepper and the fruit which is orangey is trying to break through but can't.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is ok still a little peat, a little fizzy with distant fruits but for a Macallan fades a little quickly

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tried this at Old and Rare 2020 in London. Delicious dram, but seemed too delicate and underpowered compared to some of the stuff I tried there. 92-93 points.

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