- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The 1824 Collection
- Oak Casks
- 42.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- A delicious single malt layered with fruit and spice
- Bottle code
- L0342P L2 29:08
- Added on
- 28 mar 2016 7:14 pm
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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
- 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.
- Pretty drinkable but not really great - again another new style Macallan that doesn't compare with the old style Macallans
Malty, sweet, fruity, sherry wood, vanilla
Punchy, peppery, oily, woody, rather dry and less fruity compared to the nose
Medium short, a tad bitter in the end
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- N Cherry sweet hint of rubber
T Dry spicy sherry
F Very long balanced spicy with hint of coffee at the end.
- 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
- 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.
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!
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).
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.
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