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Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition - The Spiritual Home

Overall rating
85.56/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB80517
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 1824 Collection
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
42.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
A delicious single malt layered with fruit and spice
Bottle code
L0342P L2 29:08
Barcode
5010314099602
Added on
28 mar 2016 7:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 125.20

20 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

280 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition - The Spiritual Home

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 points

  1. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. ailean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  3. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Teresa scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. emptycask scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Quite tasty, full of flavor and I don't mind the alcohol note... but the price for this is ridiculous and it's not that special. Just decent.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty drinkable but not really great - again another new style Macallan that doesn't compare with the old style Macallans
    • Nose
      Malty, sweet, fruity, sherry wood, vanilla
    • Taste
      Punchy, peppery, oily, woody, rather dry and less fruity compared to the nose
    • Finish
      Medium short, a tad bitter in the end

  10. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The sherry aroma of the nose is relatively discreet, the taste is hardly fruit or sherry available. The taste of the Macallan is a bit "flat". Likewise, I miss the creaminess otherwise present at Macallan. On the whole, a decent Malt, where I have hoped for something more.
    • Nose
      Fine, subtle fruity sherry streams out of the glass. The alcohol is finely integrated. Some sweetness, light vanilla notes and toffee rise from the weakening sherry.
    • Taste
      Slightly cool and fresh is the first moment. Then subtle fruit flavors unfold before spicy wood exudes a plump warmth. The wood becomes stronger, slight bizzeling arises, followed by a slight pungency and fine bitter aromas.
    • Finish
      Again, this intense and plump warmth in the mouth. Light pepper or sharpness follow. Slightly bitter woody aroma is created before a completely nutty aroma sets in at the very end of the finish. The finish is long and intense.

  11. rottendon scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    If they go on with Macallan, there's nothing left of the Rolls Royce reputation. The amber was already weak, but this does not work. Anyone who had an 18-year-old from the 80s or earlier in the glass, knows what Macallan's reputation still consumes today. But even the 18-year-old triggers today no more enthusiasm storms. Pity!

    60 points because of the alcoholic miss notes. 70 if he has stood at least half an hour, warm and the alcohol is gone.
    • Nose
      A light industrial alcohol note disturbs the nose at the beginning, not on the strength, it is only the smell, which unfortunately is very superficial. I put the glass away for five minutes, then it works. The note is still there, but now also gives other flavors the chance to unfold. Unfortunately, there is not much. A little caramel, a sherry barrel may have rolled past the bottle. After a really long life, a torrent of dark sugar with some fruitiness comes from the glass, one! Heated and much later he finally opens up, after the alcohol has finally flown away. Milk chocolate and mulled wine notes are particularly evident here.
    • Taste
      Unfortunately there is not much on the tongue. The alcohol is badly involved. A bit of malt, a light honey sweetness and a light vodka taste. Warm and much later come then Vollmichschokolade, some honey and delicate oak.
    • Finish
      The spook is over quickly and leaves behind the short, sweet finish a slightly dry feeling in the mouth. Also no departure warms. Bups and gone.

  12. franpincoffee scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    http://whiskycast.com/ratings/macallan-1824-collection-whisky-makers-edition/

    Bob Dalgarno created this travel retail exclusive from barley grown at the Easter Elchies estate where Macallan is located, and aged it in a combination of sherry and bourbon casks. The color is dark amber, and the nose has classic Macallan notes of dried figs and raisins, Heath Bar (toffee), and a hint of orange peel. The taste surprises with a spicy curry-like kick that builds in the mouth, yet maintains an underlying syrupy sweetness on the sides and back of the tongue. The finish is dry and sweet.

  13. Pdh scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    N Cherry sweet hint of rubber
    T Dry spicy sherry
    F Very long balanced spicy with hint of coffee at the end.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. joho did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Normal 70 cl bottle of 1824 Collection with 6 different x-ray boxes, designed by photographer Nick Veasay, with pictures of the 6 pillars of The Macallan. Earlier the fine Oak 12 yeras old got similar boxes

    Pillar No.1 - The Spiritual Home Pillar No.2 - Curiously Small StillsPillar No.3 - The Finest CutPillar No.4 - Exceptional Oak CasksPillar No.5 - Natural ColourPillar No.6 - Peerless Spirit

  15. Igor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I was a little sceptical about the alcohol strength of that "fine" malt. But then, surprisingly, it had had no real impact on being so strikingly good whatever. A superb, stunningly well-made Macallan.
    • Nose
      Pulpy, plenteous berry-like sweetness. Baskets full of bramble, black mulberry, strawberry, toasts with black currant jam. Dried fruit are represented in a wide range too, including prunes, dates, figs and raisins, and also nuts like hazelnut and almond. Maybe few drops of sugarcane juice?/golden syrup, victoria plum/lychee fruit?, wafting labdanum (frankincense), newly-baked cookies from the oven, cinnamon spice, honey cake sprinkled with crushed walnuts. Warm sour yeastiness butts in, soaked apples, shooting green, geranium is sprouting, eucalyptus?.. whoa, tyre rubber?! Creamier, milkier notes develop. Milk caramels, condensed milk in espresso, truffle chocolates, dry malt, honeyed muesli, and obviously something vegetal about it.

      Quite an engaging busy aromatic profile, having a real depth to it. Pretty dense, relatively permanent aroma, which won't fall apart on the fly, of course. Thumbs up for now!
    • Taste
      Brown sugar, chewy caramel, sweet-, almost treacle(y) viscosity there, date, plain chocolate (bitter just right) - contribute to the flavour palette, making it broader. The bitterness is lying somewhere between herb and wood, yet rather gentle bitterness. Full, concentrated sweetness thrusting through next in fruit preserves, apricot jam, plum butter, croissants, white mocha, or a cappuccino, maple syrup?, orange rind, tart red-pulp orange. This, ultimately, does taste sweeter, had been switched over to gozinaki (nuts-and-honey brittle).
    • Finish
      Well tuned, has got consistency, a lovely consecutive progression - prolonged, harmonised in all respects. Medium warm, myrobalan plum, gooseberry?, lemon-flavoured soft drink, pineapple, appley sourness/unripe pear, perry; still twice as sweeter all the same. Fudgey, baklava?, sugar-coated nuts, tangy tangerines and prickling orange kick in, raising this tingling sensation down the throat in conclusion.

  16. Mushinico scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

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