The Macallan

12 Years Old

ABV 40%
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Brand: The Macallan
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 22
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Creamy. Butter. Sherry.
Palate: Firm. Glazed cookies.
Finish: Depth of tastiness. Both appetising and satisfying. Maltiness, estery spiciness (ginger?) and just a hint of smoke (I could take more).
Comment: Can a malt be both popular and good? Of course, but not if your taste is determined by elitism. (The same applies to musicians, writers, etc).
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Big, with well-balanced sherried notes. Juicy malt, dried fruit (date/fig) Madeira cake. Water brings the sherry notes forward: tea, rubber, oak, but it hasn't taken over.
Palate: Rich, weighty. Elegant. Orange and light wood.
Finish: Long, oaky and winey.
Comment: Great balance between whisky and wood. To be honest I think this is a better Macallan than the Exceptional Cask.
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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