Macallan 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Full Proof
Stated Age
10 years old
Sherry Cask
57.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Giovinetti & Figli import
it Italy
Added on
14 may 2009 10:25 pm

Average value

€ 3084.56

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224 × member ratings

182 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macallan 10-year-old

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.82 points.

  1. Sb17sw scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Had a sample at the Limburg Fair 2022.
    This is the best Macallan I have ever tried.
    Closer to heaven you won't get.

  2. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Loses in my opinion to the Glendronach 12 Previ Import from the 80s.
    You get some big sherry notes and well integrated alcohol here but its all not super complex
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    It is hard to believe that people could drink these beautiful nectars at one time without thinking about their cost.Licorice, a steep decoction of wild rose, a car whose driver pressed the pedal, leaving traces of rubber on the asphalt, prune paste, a pharmacy, even a herbalist's shop.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Old trunk, dust, hot firebrand, licorice, medical office, medicine box, chemistry, corduroy. Such unusual smells came together.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Classic Macallan profile. Oak, the inky sweetness of plum jam, dried tea rose, a little industrial, chemical flavor.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The aftertaste is such that I want to keep it and I can't even take a sip of water. Sweetness and bitterness change each other.

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    An ideal example of sherry aging, a very wide palette, complex composition, depth, bright derivatives, all components are on the level, whisky is very lively, moving, of the minuses ... they are not there, honestly, no.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, noble wood, old furniture, varnish, mushroom and earthy tones, fine foliage, herbarium, coffee, old leather goods, leavened wort, prunes, roasted nuts, wet tin, burnt match heads, whetstone.
    • Taste
      Thick, saturated, spicy oak, sweet creamy and confectionery notes, boiled condensed milk, baklava, burnt caramel, burnt jam, cappuccino, dark chocolate, sticky mineral-metal tones, nuts, nougat, burnt crackers, cola.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, creamy notes, oak, leather goods, prunes, burnt jam, light mineral notes, metallic acidity, berry-confectionery shades.

  5. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    An old school sherry bomb. That is not to say this is a sherry bomb by modern standards, because this is way more classy, elegant, and nuanced.

    This is better than the (not full proof) Giovinetti & Figil Import 10yo in every way. Great balance of oak, cinnamon, prunes, tobacco, and raisins.

  6. Mr. D. scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Sandor scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    In short:
    all the goodies that define "good old" Macallan are present in this bottling, yet as a result of the full proof - 57% ABV - get a tremendous boost.

    On the 100 point scale, I rate this whisky as follows:

    nose - deep and intense, with a mix of mainly prune, tobacco, raisins and cocoa - 24 points
    taste - intense on arrival, smooth and with an oily mouthfeel, medium sweet with all the aromas that were present on the nose - 25 points
    finish - very long and rewarding - 25 points
    complexity and balance - reasonably complex; the aroma's have kind of melted together and merely as a result of this, the balance has simply reached absolute perfection - 23 points (the average of 25 for balance and 21 for complexity).

  8. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    10 years, really? I rarely drank such a great whisky! From the beginning to the end world class, there's nothing more to say ... I have to get a DeLorean :)
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  10. ctu scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant old Macallan. High quality of sherry, oak and fruits.
    • Nose
      Big sherry. Date, fig, plum, raisin. Caramel and coffee. Pepper.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Vibrant acids. Big sherry and oak. Citruses, plum and salted caramel.
    • Finish
      Long, oak, buttery.

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a full bodied Macallan, one which I swear I get a little coconut on the nose, weird?

    Also get treacle tart and rich plum.

    Certainly one of the better cask strength 10 year olds I have tried
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. bokhanov scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Despite the relative youth, very good.

  13. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Not bad - however, for me it lacks a bit of complexity - tasted from a sample
    • Nose
      Sherry nose, toffee, rasins, dark fruits, figs, prunes, milk chocolate - actually a bit shy

      With water comes out better - some hints of smoke
    • Taste
      Wow punchy (and I'm used to cask strength) - water needed.

      Espresso, oak wood, rather dry
    • Finish
      Long and burning

  15. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SV from whiskyfun wrote in 2006:

    Macallan 10 yo ‘Full Proof’ (57%, OB for Italy, Giovinetti, 1980’s)  Colour: full amber. Nose: starts really powerful, very chocolaty and quite smoky. Surprisingly phenolic for a Macallan. Lots of liquorice as well, coffee, dried fruits… Rather complex, and definitely full-bodied. Wow! Mouth: ample, powerful, invading, nervous… There is sulphur but it’s far from being a problem here. It gets surprisingly lemony, citrusy, and also quite salty (salted butter caramel, salted liquorice). The sherry gets bolder and bolder then, the whole getting a little vinous. Quite a beast, let’s try it with a few drops of water: right, the profile doesn’t change much, maybe it gets a little drying now… Anyway, an excellent, beastly Macallan – for big boys? I like it a lot. 91 points.

  16. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur Color: Madeira
    Nose: powerful and strongly alcoholic, sherry, oranges and dry citrus fruits, chocolate, raisins, tobacco, slightly earthy-smoky.
    Taste: At the beginning as fat as in the nose; with sweet honey notes, lemons, smoke and wood. The palate is complemented by salty nuts, raisins and black tea.
    Finish: Long, oak and nuts, dry and bitter.
    Comment: A very powerful Macallan, in which the 57% play a big role.
    91 points (nose: 91 / taste: 93 / finish: 90)
    Price: 250-300 euros

  17. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89


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