Macallan 1955

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rinaldi Import
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Wood
45.85 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2009 9:59 am

Average value

€ 9218.53

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36 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macallan 1955

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.65 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    great old nutty sherry, tobacco, hints of leather, orange, great

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Moderator

    The color is a bit lighter than let's say the 1954 15yo but it is really different than the over 15yo Macallans let's say from 1947, 1952 or 1954 that I can compare with - really not just another old Macallan - excellent!
    • Nose
      Rather fresh sherry, clear hints of rubber, tea, then little citrus fruits, whiffs of smoke - that rubber is gone after a minute - now also notes of oak wood, spices, tobacco - great!
    • Taste
      Punchy, very clean, black tea, rather dry, sherry wood, spices, thyme, pepper, many different tobaccos, hints of dried fruits - superb!
    • Finish
      Some subtle sweetness in the aftertaste but really reluctant - it's more like having a tea with just one sugar cube instead of two

  4. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting notes by Serge Valentin

    Macallan 1955 (80°proof, OB, Campbell Hope & King for Rinaldi, Italy, +/-1970) Five stars Colour: pale amber. Nose: oh my! Probably a little less boldly aromatic than the 1959, and probably a little more phenolic and dry. Wet gravel, tar, soot, mint liqueur and bitter oranges. Superb notes of carnation, butter crème, honeydew, mint-flavoured tea… And big notes of morels. Wow. Espresso. Globally less sherried than the 1959 but maybe even more complex. The palate will determine which is our favourite… Mouth: extraordinary. It’s got everything. A movie-malt that keeps changing while remaining extremely coherent. Dried fruits, herbs, jams, spices, leather, shoe polish (tarry and phenolic), tobacco… Oh well, please call the anti-maltoporn brigade! Finish: amazingly long, dry, clean… Superb pepper. We’re close to perfection. Comments: none. SGP:563 - 95 points.

  5. Carsten scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Macallan 1955 15y Sherry Wood 45.8% Color: orange brown Nose: milk chocolate, dried fruit, citrus notes, honey, leather polish, very beautiful and varied sherry nose Body: oily Mouth: Again light chocolate and caramel, sweet notes dominate Departure: long, mild, but still with enough whopping, first sweet, then develop bitter notes of leather and herbs Conclusion: 95P., Great Sherry Cask whisky, super combination of sweet chocolate notes and bitter bitter wood notes - good old times ...

  6. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    The mint liqueur, beehive notes and perfect sherry give this a heavenly nose. The palate was more heavily sherried than expected and quite chocolaty - needless to say it's perfectly faultless sherry. Oh my, what a delight. Hard to find these days and very expensive.
    • Nose
      wow. Indeed it's the legendary combination of luscious sherry and faint phenolic notes. The sherry richness starts with all kinds of dried fruits (mainly figs, sultanas and dates but also quinces and raspberries) and goes to honey and beeswax (quite special, I associate this more with bourbon maturation). There's also plenty of mint liqueur and eucalyptus, as well as old furniture, old paint, old books, tobacco... All of this covered in a veil of ashes and the softest hints of tar. Balances between sweet and dry notes. Stunning complexity.
    • Taste
      a lot of sherry. Especially the chocolate / coffee combo stands out, as well as jammy fruits, raisins and relatively soft spices and herbs (hints of cough syrup). Leather notes as well as a slightly metallic hint of shoe polish (OBE?). Mint again. Puffs of smoke.
    • Finish
      long, fairly dry with dark chocolate and spices.



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