The Macallan

Special Reserve

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 13
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Specifications
Brand: The Macallan
Expression: Special Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 13
Tasting notes
Taster   David Robertson
Nose: Clove spice, cinnamon, citrus orange, some dried fruits.
Palate: Powerful rich clove spice with dried fruit.
Finish: Viscous and rich in the mouth it has a long and lingering spicy clove finish.
Comment: Classic example of The Macallan.
9.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Immediate clean, dry, peat smoke.
Palate: Big, firm. Peaty, grassy, lively.
Finish: Sweet, gingery. Treacly. Astonishingly long.
Comment: This is true of several of the older Macallans, suggesting that the sherry casks had contained styles other than dry Oloroso.
9.3
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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