The Macallan

1961 Vintage

ABV 54.7%
REVIEWED Issue 17
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Specifications
Brand: The Macallan
Expression: 1961 Vintage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 54.7%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 17
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Moist Dundee cake topped with toasted almonds. Candied peel. Lemony.
Palate: Astonishing fresh, spicy, sweet, toffeeish, buttery, vanilla, charred oak, peaty dryness.
Finish: Honey, cinnamon and ginger.
Comment: This one I loved. The flavours have melded beautifully, in what must have been an excellent cask.
9.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Biscuity start to the nose. Preserved lemon, ginger, cumin, allspice.
Palate: A soft start to the nose. A juicily soft centre.
Finish: Long with a tickle of smoke.
Comment: Fascinating. A very different style of Macallan. If you buy for your unopened collection, get a miniature as well so you can at least try it.
9.0
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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