Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
American & European Sherry Seasoned Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
United States United States
Added on
13 oct 2016 1:27 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 76.36

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Whisky reviews for Macallan 12-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.43 points.

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Must be quite a piece of work this one, with the nose the and body trying their best to give you a solid over-80 experience, until the sad and soulless finish, the booziness of which I have no explanation for, takes it down a few notches.
    • Nose
      Yeasty sherryness, with black cardamom seeds, and a mix of honey and powdered ginger. Some fattiness as well. If you've tried the younger Fine Oaks or the 12yo from a few years ago, you'll recognize the style. A bit of pepper mix there somewhere.
    • Taste
      Flat on the tongue, the 40 % vol. expressing its pervasive flabbiness. A superficial sherry sweetness, and some dessert cake sugariness & syrup. Feels coated, but the mouth is quite pleasant compared to the finish...
    • Finish
      ...which is a failure on all counts. Boozy at first, with some clear ethanol, and then coppery, with again that acrid dried ginger.

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  3. Buscator scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Collegiate scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, but little complexity. Comes off fairly watered down for a 43%. Much better off getting the 12yo Sherry.

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      75 75


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