The Macallan

1979, 18 Years Old, Gran Reserva

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 8
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Specifications
Brand: The Macallan
Expression: 1979, 18 Years Old, Gran Reserva
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 8
Tasting notes
Taster   Doug McIvor
Nose: Deep and rich, raisins, beeswax and toffee, then a greener edge of toffee apples and wood sap.
Palate: Dark, luxurious, treacle toffeeish and lingering with fresher notes of apples; oranges and spice.
Finish: Long, rewarding rich chocolatey and smoky.
Comment: A formidable dram with enough about it to scrum down with any heavyweight.
9.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Rich sherry at first. Then malty nuttiness. Cottage pudding. Finally floweriness.
Palate: Big and oily but very dry. Thick-cut bitter-orange and ginger marmalade on well-done toast. Then buttery, syrupy maltiness, developing to nutty sherry sweetness.
Finish: Richly fruity. Raisiny. Warming.
Comment: Strictly for lovers of powerfully oaked whiskies.
9.5
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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