The Macallan

1951 Vintage

ABV 49.6%
REVIEWED Issue 17
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Specifications
Brand: The Macallan
Expression: 1951 Vintage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 49.6%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 17
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Clove, incense, coffee grounds, raisin, date, liquorice, rubber and a hint of rancio.
Palate: There's gunky earth tones, coal fires/soot but also a lovely bramble fruitiness. Spicy, figgy clove.
Finish: Bone dry, cigar smoke, dried malt.
Comment: A bit scary. A 50 Years Old malt with stunning balance and vivaciousness...but I can't afford it on my wages.
9.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: An evocative sootiness over oaky Calvados aromas.
Palate: Sweet, treacly, start. Quickly moves to peppery, earthy, peaty and burnt flavours. Phenol. Some sulphur.
Finish: Oaky, woody.
Comment: I am a great devotee of the older Macallans, but this one is too woody for me.
8.3
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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