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Macallan 1998 GM

Overall rating
86.31/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Speymalt
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2016
Calculated age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613624924
Added on
30 Jun 2016 4:38 pm by maltaholic
Uncolored

Average value

€ 201,20

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1998 GM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 points

  1. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Hui, he can do something. No flavor bomb, a decent, ripe sherry whisky, I like it very much. When it appeared, it was in a shop for a long time for € 75, which was a unique offer for this name and quality. Could have got some sulfur under certain circumstances. ~ 87P
    • Nose
      More sherry than in the 1997. Cinnamon, canned plums, fully ripe oranges, candy sugar. Hot coffee.
    • Taste
      Sweeter, rounder, less harsh than the 1997s. Sherrylastiger, yeasty, ripe oranges, ripe plums, dates, black coffee. A touch of beeswax.
    • Finish
      Longer, more fruity, orange and milk chocolate, malt. Again a little beeswax.

  2. RichardMayston scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Great way to try an 18yo Macallan. 

    My favourite of the night.
    • Nose
      Dry grass

      SweetSpicy 

      Fruit, beeswax, dark plums
    • Taste
      oranges and saw dust, but in a good way
    • Finish
      Orange zest and oily fish.

  3. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Intresting whisky. After the "poor" nose here is a sweet taste with a bitter finish.
    • Nose
      Fruits: apple, peach and orange, oak, sherry, honey, raisin and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Sherry, sweet and sour citruses, honey, caramel and raisin.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bittersweet, oaky, spicy.

  5. Rick78 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    not bad, not that good either. considering this is and priced as an 18 year old…meh
    • Nose
      fruits, oak, spices, sherry, musk, woodsy, bitter cinnamon, sugar, antique wood
    • Taste
      dark fruits, sherry, oranges, plums, raisins
    • Finish
      short-medium, salty wood, fruits, wood, flat sherry at the back followed by spicy bitter grass

  7. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  8. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: A sherry-compact malt with a winey-‘plonk’ character, it’s plenty oaky and a touch sulphury. The whole thing would be over-stewed if the presentation weren’t so soft and forgiving.
    T: Good arrival yet somewhat pokey, it’s old & foosty overall with winey-sherried raisins journeying.
    F: Long, dry & dusty with more winey notes on raisins & old prunes - a la Glenalba 25yo WB.
    C: This old 18yo is certainly no masterpiece, but it’s disheveled nature wins me round as a drinker - after all, I’m a fan of the old, stewed & pokey Glenalba [at half the price], though the Speymalt at £60 is more than reasonable given the kudos attached to the Macallan brand.

    Scores a C+

  9. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at day 3 of the Usquebaugh Society BTC 2016. Day 2 sample.
    • Nose
      Orange and yellow fruits, peach, vanilla, butterscotsch, honey, some hay, some babana, some mint
    • Taste
      Fresh, hay, ripe red fruits, some honey
    • Finish
      Overripe red & yellow fruits, some peat, some smoke

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