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Macallan 18-year-old

Overall rating
89.16/100
votes
142
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Annual 2016 Release
Barcode
5010719187003
Added on
19 Apr 2016 11:59 am by RoyC
Uncolored

Average value

€ 564,23

50 × in wishlist

142 × member ratings

597 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 18-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.16 points

  1. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Oaky, spicy (cinnamon, pepper), sweet, sherry, nutty, orange marmalade, vanilla, honey, mushrooms
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, fruity (oranges, apricots), chestnuts, sultanas, figs, brioche, marmalade, berries, toffee, chocolate, nougat, gingerbread
    • Finish
      Long, warm, sweet, oaky, spicy, coffee

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    N: toasted oak, vanilla, blueberry jam, milk chocolate, slightly floral

    P: buttery, slightly bitter, sweet sherry, milk chocolate

    F: drying oak with intense sherry sweetness. Enough oak to keep it from being too sweet.

    It’s good but perhaps bordering on too sweet for my preference. Not my favorite style.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This bottle from 2016 is better than the last 18 year I had, not a big Macallan fan but this is good stuff but not worth the money.
    • Nose
      Obvious sherry, fudge, rum & raisin, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Very smooth. rich fruit cake, plump dark raisins, fudge, rum & raisin, quite creamy.
    • Finish
      Medium length, no flaws

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Deloti scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose too weak - on the palate very tasty and sufficiently intense, quite elegant but he could tolerate more and more alcohol. The finish I think is quite good - but the PLV is just awesome - a Goyne 21 puts this loose in his pocket.
    • Nose
      slightly musty dusty oak, hazelnuts, honey, dried orange peel, sulfurized raisins, plum jam removed - very shallow - very little of everything - even with Snifter, covering and warming is far too little
    • Taste
      sweet raisins, rum raisins, hazelnuts, mint, grapefruit, plum compote with cinnamon, passed red berries, very ripe blackberries, blueberries, toffee, chocolate,
    • Finish
      Chocolate, nougat, pepper, gingerbread spices, apricots - just as mid-length - with spicy oak flavors at the end of long standing on the tongue

  9. OKoster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For many, this is the benchmark for luxury in the form of Scotch whisky. Certainly, it wouldn't be out of place in the glass of a gentleman donning a tailored suit awaiting his reservation at a steakhouse. But it is the taste of The Macallan Sherry Series, and the 18 Year in particular, that has opened the Scotch category to a whole new audience of both genders. That's something that Scotch drinkers should celebrate.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      95 95

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N- Open up with polyvinyl chloride leather (huh?). With spicy dried fruits, orange peel, apricot and floral coming thru, you just cannot complaint about it. Sumptuous olorosso's oily resinous and plasticine, pounded herb powder and doses of cinnamon. Well muscles of aroma but light and gentle.P- Sweet coat with sage dryness and green pungency, boiled spices with spicy ginger heats, tasty sweet fruits, moderate and modern.

    F- Medium, pleasant with nutty sherry dryness, spicy herbs, sweet minced pies, a tad flat and missing complexity.  Loss the fullness and headiness compared to 1996 released. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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