Montgomerie's

The Macallan

1989 Single Cask

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 27
Specifications
Brand: The Macallan, Montgomerie's
Expression: 1989 Single Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Light, scented. A herbalist's shop. Waxed furniture, dried herbs. Refreshing. Mint. Lemon. Peat.
Palate: Surprisingly sweet and velvety. Rich, sweet barley notes. Close to medicinal (the herbalist again). Citrus fruit salad. A hint of peat.
Finish: Warm, leaving a fizzy sensation in the mouth then fading quickly.
Comment: Macallan in disguise. Impossible to recognise blind. So unusual but really attractive.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Light and slightly neutral when naked. In time there's smoke, lemon, fresh fruit. Becomes increasingly phenolic.
Palate: An oily texture. Powerfully phenolic, very dry with a chewy centre.
Finish: Smoke ... and lots of it.
Comment: This is Macallan?? Either a peated experiment at the distillery or it's been filled into an ex-Caol Ila cask.
7.5
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