Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jun 2016 4:39 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 378.94

16 × in wishlist

96 × member ratings

256 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1998 GM

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.45 points

  1. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy-sweet sherry nose, toffee, nuts, roasted almonds, rock candy, a little orange in the background.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, spicy and aromatic right from the start. Still smooth and a bit peppery on the back. Sweet sherry, toffee, forest honey, milk chocolate, then coffee and some spicy wood.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length and creamy. Oak, coffee, chocolate and some BBQ sauce. Quite spicy and hardly any fruit.

  2. DocF 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.

  3. 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.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist 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+

  5. 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

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Candied cherry, apple, vanilla, yellow raisin, caramel and a slightly salty mushroom sauce. With water more malty and a little peach.
    • Taste
      Caramel, apple, yellow raisin, hazelnut, raspberry, malt and chestnut. Water brings up honey, cappuccino and more hazelnut. It can stand some water despite its low ABV.
    • Finish
      Yellow raisin, caramel, apple, hazelnut, honey and chestnut.

  7. MY MALTS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A velvety soft drop was the ...
    Sherry without end ...
    I'm glad to have 2 more bottles ... ;-)

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. RichardMayston scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Great way to try an 18yo Macallan. 

    My favourite of the night.
    • Nose
      Dry grass


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

  10. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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


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