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Macallan 30-year-old

Overall rating
93.27/100
votes
66
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Blue Label
Added on
12 Apr 2009 4:55 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 9730.99

48 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 30-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.27 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly not thin the 43% ABV, it's powerful. Sherry and oak are wonderful. Fruitness is rich. Spices are intense. All together is amazing composition.
    • Nose
      Sherry, earth, orange peel, chocolate and milk coffee. Plum, peach and pear. Oak.
    • Taste
      Tannic bitter oak comes better than the nose with big tannins,
      that the sweet fruits balanced it beautiful. Especially orange jam and plum.
      Sour, acidic citruses. Pepper, nutmeg and ginger. Coffee.
      All in a creamy, silky, buttery robe. Awesome.
    • Finish
      Long, clean, oaky and fruity.

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A medium to full body.
    • Nose
      Polished oak. The faintly piney,floral aromas of furniture polish.The waxed skin of fresh tangerines. Orange zest.
    • Taste
      Despite its great age,no aggressive  oakiness or overbearing sherry. Tightly combined flavours. Its great appeal is its mellow maturity. Complex.
    • Finish
      Dry, warming, soothing, but disappears too quickly.

  3. jay83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    @ lincolnimp:

    Thank you very much, i do absolutely agree ! This bottling has to be left to the collectors. In terms of quality there are much more complex and stunning sherry monsters out there. Not only concerning the relationship between cost and performance (price over 3000 Euros!) this one is really disappointing...

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is excellent and the best part for me.

    I had a chance to buy one of these for around £500 roughly 3 years ago ( maybe longer), I wish I had a time machine, to this day Its one of my biggest whisky regrets for a non purchase.

    BUT being completely honest it is nothing special and there are plenty sherried IB whisky that is better than this, why it is deemed so worthy of value is beyond me because the quality of the liquid does not get near the absurd prices people pay for it.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Its easy to wax lyrical when this is such a famed bottle and it is very good but it is not exceptional which is what you would believe reading all the plaudits it has had.

    Initially I thought this was a little bitter but the sweetness did develop after time.

    Its very good, maybe I was expecting a little too much.

    The nose is lovely, one of the best but the palate lagged behind for me.
    • Nose
      Rich sherry, dark chocolate, rich chocolate sponge cake, dark orange marmalade.

      Chocolate truffles, hints of freshly roasted coffee

      You get the picture, it rich and sherried and lovely, a sherry heads dream.
    • Taste
      It tastes old as there is some oaky bitterness mixed in with prune juice, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and hints of orange/orange marmalade.

      Give it time and it does get sweeter on the palate and much more to my liking.
    • Finish
      Medium/long  on rich sherry with orange notes to the end.

  6. jcwb scored this whisky 99 points Member Junior

    Hand signed by Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno!

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. mmaclean scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    This was on my Wishlist and happy to say I got my Wish!!! Read the below comment.

  9. BenNevis scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    This has to be the finest whisky I have ever tasted, If you like sherried whisky this is as good as it gets.

  10. mmaclean scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    So awesome!!! It pays to check out every liquor store you can. This nice gem was found for a low cost of 699$ US it is pretty unbelievable when I saw it myself. Keep searching Men there bound to be more out there. I know I will keep looking. Enjoy the search and have a great year!

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