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Macallan Masters' Edition

Overall rating
84.44/100
votes
70
Whiskybase ID
WB88149
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine Oak
Bottled
2007
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
42.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314070205
Added on
20 Oct 2016 2:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 250.00

19 × in wishlist

70 × member ratings

263 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan Masters' Edition

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. TechnOBY scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. larswehmeier scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    All in all a rather reserved dram. No mistakes but also no outstanding features.
    • Nose
      Pleasantly set in the nose. Sweet but dark honey. Pronounced fruit note - for me the most likely mandarin. A bit of acidity that suggests oak and leather.
    • Taste
      Light and elegant. Less fruity than the nose. Pleasant oak tones. A little chocolate, but the sour tones are back with leather. Light fur on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Short and mild. The wood tones stay a bit in the throat.

  3. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 91 points to the Macallan Master's Edition. "Adorable".

  4. ChrisSym scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    One notices the younger barrels that Macallan has apparently selected, but this does not negatively affect the flavor, taste and finish of the whisky at any time. A great, summery and calm malt, the taste but surprised with the intensity of the pepper.
    • Nose
      The first impression is gentle and mild. A beautiful fine oak note paired with exotic fruitiness like mango, peach and vanilla. In the end, sweetness remains, some hazelnut nougat with a subtle pepperiness. However, the whisky needed his 15 minutes, because in the beginning the pepper was too dominant. At a very distance, the impression of light smoke arises (as if from smoldering fruit wood).
    • Taste
      The whisky comes gently into the mouth, but the pepper is now stronger and gives a strong impression. The sweetness persists in parallel. Again peach, tangerines and beautiful oak tones alternate. Light malty and honey complete the young, but not immature overall impression.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long and remains dry on the palate. A little bit of bitterness that does not get unpleasant. The sweetness is indeed weaker, but does not want to disappear with a bit darker chocolate / cocoa.

  5. ML89 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  6. whiskyroma scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Whisky-in-Wiesbaden did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting 1 Nose: Floral and fruity, aromas of manuka honey, vanilla, peach, cream and nutella. Peppery. Palate: malt and peach, nectarine, apple strudel, toffee, sponge cake and nutmeg. Finish: Dry and creamy with oak, vanilla and fruit. MasterOfMalt.com Tasting 2 Really wonderful in the nose. Delicate and floral with hints of citrus, vanilla, malt and a touch of coconut. Very fresh and crispy. Looks very young, which does not affect the taste notes. A touch of salt, beautifully balanced. Drying in the finish with vanilla and white chocolate, slightly bitter (but fortunately not too bitter). connosr.com (both from Whisky-Fox.com)

  8. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Introduced in 2010, this Macallan Masters Edition is bottled at the

    slightly higher strength of 42.8%, and like the other Fine Oak

    expressions is a mix of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks."
    TWE

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