The Macallan

18 Years Old

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Brand: The Macallan, Alchemist
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
Year of bottling: 2011
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense. Takes you straight to the woods. Musty. Humus. Damp wood. Getting nutty. Walnut stain. Dry walnut. Obvious sherry influence.
Palate: Dry at first then opening on sweet fruit and licorice. Raisins and nuts toffee. Spicy. Well structured.
Finish: Dry and spicy. Refreshing. A little astringency which is not unpleasant.
Comment: A well balanced dram, definitely autumnal. To sip on a quiet evening, with a piece of chocolate, listening to some serious Bach.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Boiled sweets, green jelly babies, persimmon. Good oily maltiness then golden syrup, damp coffee grounds and a charred wood note. Impressive.
Palate: Medium to full. A sweet start, then a concentration of Victoria plum jam in cenre of the tongue. Oily weight, plump fruits. gains more oiliness with water.
Finish: Long and smooth.
Comment: A solid performer with good balanceand character.
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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