The Macallan

1949, 52 Years Old, Vintage

ABV 41.1%
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Brand: The Macallan
Expression: 1949, 52 Years Old, Vintage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 52 years old
ABV: 41.1%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fruity (cherryish? Or am I being suggestible? It does have a dark amber colour).
Palate: Malty but thin. Tastes like fruity herb bitters.
Finish: Very slight. Cough sweets.
Comment: Not much evidence of alcohol. Elegant but frail. Doesn't approach the 1948 I tasted a few years ago.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Very unusual. Almost animal. Beefy, oxtail soup aromas. After a while, becomes earthy and musty, and later on, some sweet aromas break through (toffee, a touch of vanilla).
Palate: Sour and tangy citrus fruit notes. Overripe pear. Passion fruit. Nice chocomint taste behind.
Finish: Dry, warm and bitter.
Comment: Very unusual but interesting. Wood leaves a heavy imprint on malty aromas. Water is a real killer with this one.
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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