Macallan Edition No. 1

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
European & American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
United States United States
Added on
09 jan 2016 12:50 pm by markfeit

Average value

€ 7517.22

96 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

440 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan Edition No. 1

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.17 points.

  1. Jevan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It feels like a cross between the older earthy sherry 12s from the 90s and a youngish Springbank, which I like a lot! 89.
    • Nose
      Rich, warm nose. Earthy farmyard with a hint of rubber at first but that goes away quickly leaving freshly sawn oak with spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) in its place. Very slight hint of sharp sulphite. No real change with water.
    • Taste
      Nice rich taste with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Very spicy with cinnamon, white pepper and cloves very much in charge.  A little water opens it out a bit bringing together the spices in a warmer less aggressive palate.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, quite drying from the tannins in the European oak. Some peppermint in the finish.

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  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  4. AgentMunky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75

      A bit rough around the edges, but full of spice and wine and smooth, oxidized sweet stuff. // Water helps soften things out.
    • Taste
      85 85

      Interesting. Certainly a lot going on. I think the whole designer cask thing is very eyerolly, but you can't deny the singular and tasty results (cf. Ardbeg An Oa). Brightly fruity on the palate, nutty on the finish.
    • Finish
      85 85

      Spicy and rich and only moderately lingering. // Turns out I definitely don't suggest adding water to this one.

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Haha. Overall score is over 90 points? I guess flippers will flip, collectors will collect. Welcome to the world of average whisky (Macallan) where the color of the box dictates its price, not the actual content. This is probably the best of the Editions (1-4) so far, but that's not saying much.

  6. Jevan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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