The Macallan

Gran Reserva

ABV 45.6%
REVIEWED Issue 69
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Specifications
Brand: The Macallan
Expression: Gran Reserva
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 45.6%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sherry. And more sherry. Burnt wood. Rubber. Fig molasses. On time,opens on rich creamy notes;Chocolate crème brûlée. A touch of marmalade.
Palate: Sweet. Thick and rich. Chocolate. Raisins. Candied orange then oak prints a coarse mark on the tongue.
Finish: Full,oaky,spicy.
Comment: A bold sherry character. The sherry freaks will be delighted.
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Resinous and robust almost woolly with some chicory/acorn. Layered with real sweetness behind.Dried fruits,varnish.
Palate: Big. Lacquer. Medium to full-bodied with sticky oak,dried cherries,raisin and resin. Water makes it split a littlebut shows a basic rich oiliness.
Finish: Resin again.
Comment: Good balance of high-impact oak and rich spirit. A powerful Macallan.
7.9
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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