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Macallan 18yo 1979/1997

(43%, OB)
Average Score: 89
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameMacallan
Year Distilled1979
Year Bottled1997
Alcohol By Volume43%
Average Score89

Maniac Ratings
Michel van Meersbergen87
Konstantin Grigoriadis89
Ho-cheng Yao90
Luca Chichizola89
Keith Wood89
Oliver Klimek91

Tasting Notes
Keith Wood*** First tasting: *** - Nose: Sherry, old oak, prunes and cardomom seeds with a very slight hint of molasses thrown in. - Palate: My first impression was molasses! How unusual! There are dark fruity in there, also some very aged dark oak giving a long, very long, flavour. But my over-riding feeling is still one of very dark old rum, in a gentle kind of way. *** Second tasting, same bottle at a later date: *** - Nose: Wonderfully rich raisins, sultanas, oak and a little hint of walnuts - Palate: smooth and creamy texture with a melody of oak, raisins and sweet English Christmas cake fighting for prominence. - Just 3 drops of water allow the raisins to win prominence as they now linger long and luxuriously on the tongue. - Overall Impression: I am tempted to say they don't make them like this anymore, but in fact, they do, thankfully! A lovely rich typically sherried classic from Macallan
Oliver KlimekColour: Dark amber - Nose: Very intense, prunes, cherries, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco - Palate: Dry tannins, raisins, prunes, strong tea. - Finish: Very long and dry - Overall: A marvelous old-fashioned sherry whisky, very dry but still smooth and not overly spicy.