Macallan 'Royal Marriage'
(46.8%, OB for Prince William & Catherine, 1,000 bottles, available only at the distillery. Two casks from 1996 and 1999 married., 700ml)
|Type||Scotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)|
|Bottler|| Official Bottling|
|Bottled For||Prince William & Catherine|
|Bottling Name||Royal Marriage|
|Alcohol By Volume||46.8%|
|Other Details||1,000 bottles, available only at the distillery. Two casks from 1996 and 1999 married.|
|Konstantin Grigoriadis||83 |
|Keith Wood||89 |
|Retired Maniac Ratings|
|Ho-cheng Yao||90 |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Rich glowing amber with hints of copper and bronze
- Nose: Rich aged oak, a little furniture polish, figs, plums, dark cherries and oil of orange with just the slightest hint of cloves. It's also quite floral in a rich sherry kind of way.
- Palate: Initially rich and creamy with slightly dry, but quite heavy sherry. Then comes the wood and fruit followed by that oily orange and hints of dark chocolate. What I can only describe as floral cloves take the lead into the finish.
- Finish: Long, again with some development of orange and a leaning towards finest cognac right at the end.
- Overall Impression: A very good whisky, obviously sherry cask(s) but with a floral lightness and complexity only associated with the very best casks. |