30 Years Old, 1989 Vintage Ex Sherry Cask

ABV 44.1%
REVIEWED Issue 165
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Brand: Hard to Find Whisky, The Macallan
Expression: 30 Years Old, 1989 Vintage Ex Sherry Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
ABV: 44.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Hard to Find Whisky
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Rich, thick and unctuous. Dark orange marmalade, the good stuff, clove spices with cinnamon and then very gentle wood smoke, like putting a new log on dying embers.
Palate: Those clove and cinnamon spices are here too, but tempered with some vanilla oak layers. Dried apricot and pineapple come through.
Finish: Really takes its time with plenty of black tea tannins and rich sherry influenced notes.
Comment: Hello sherry bomb… they seem so few and far between these days, especially of this calibre.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Warm, creamy notes with a metallic edge of butterscotch fudge, copper shavings and coconut yoghurt. Barbecued bananas, crème fraiche with honey and a can of Ting.
Palate: That metallic note carries through. It sits alongside flavours of torched grapefruit peel, rosemary sea salt flakes and lemon curd.
Finish: One tangy and tart whisky going on here. Aluminium foil and parmesan cheese joining in.
Comment: This is taking no prisoners on the old tastebuds.
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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