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Macallan 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.54/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Oak
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0341T L2 03/09
Barcode
5010314017408
Added on
05 Feb 2017 10:26 am by nomad_soul
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 88.90

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15 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Macallan 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.54 points

  1. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    initially i
    felt bad because the local price of macallan
    12 kept dwindling down, having bought my bottles at $54, now it’s just $46. but
    when a friend gave me a sample of this, first thing i
    noticed was the very pale color, not red at all compared to the macallan
    i
    was used to. tasting it confirmed my suspicion, that this is not the macallan
    of old, in fact it’s barely a shadow of what it used to be. when macallan
    used to be a sherry bomb, this is barely a sherry firecracker, light tasting,
    worn down casks, watered down, followed by spices and finishes with bitter wood
    notes. and despite the lower price, i
    still won’t pay $30 for this pale shadow passing off as a macallan,
    so disappointing.

    *there's a possibility of the bottle being counterfeit/fake

  2. Falang scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Ok drinking whisky with caramel, sherry, hay and some green apples. But watery in the mouth. This is not the drink it used to be, many years ago... I tasted an older version (a bottle form the '90ies) a while ago, and the difference with the 2017, 2018, 2019 edition is staggering! More recent versions of this whisky seem to go down in quality with every new dram that Macallan brings out (unfortunately). I guess that upscaling their production has let to a loss of quality and identity. It's not my favourite, but it is for sure an ok day to day drinking whisky!
    • Nose
      81 81
      Caramel, green apples, hay and sherry.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Somewhat a watery taste with pepper and brown sugar, hint of pasta and bread. Subtle and smooth to drink. But it's not super pleasing...
    • Finish
      82 82
      I expected something longer and more complex... But it is ok. For me: a feint hint of detol, combined with cappuccino, rosemary.

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Nosingbär did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Followed by October 2015
    • Nose
      Caramel, dark fruits (raisin, dates, dried fruits), cinnamon, coffee (espresso), butterscotch, brown sugar
    • Taste
      deep, dark sherry flavors. Raisins, dried fruits, coffee, cinnamon, sour-sour
    • Finish
      Raisins, dark chocolate, rather dry, spicy oak, cinnamon, caramel, long finish! Dark berries after several sips

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      68 68

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