The Macallan

Edition No. 5

ABV 48.5%
REVIEWED Issue 164
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Brand: The Macallan, Edrington Group
Expression: Edition No. 5
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2019
ABV: 48.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 164
Tasting notes
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Opening a box filled with all the plastic toys and Playdoh. Kiwis. Followed by brandy buttercream, banana ice cream and raspberry vinegar creating a prickly nose.
Palate: A lot calmer on the palate with a gorgeous creamy consistency. Meringues topped with raspberry coulis, passionfruit and extra buttered butteries. White chocolate brioche rolls and minty pineapple juice.
Finish: There goes those buttered butteries again.
Comment: A bakery stuffed to the brim with every breakfast pastry possible. Yum.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Closed off at first, sharp salted chilli prickle, alcohol tingles. Toasted dried herbs, sage and pine nuts. A meaty note strikes up, slow-cooked beef over wood chips. Incense, ginger spice and wood smoke.
Palate: Green apple sour sweets, caramel sweetness balances this out. Plenty of cinder toffee and rose water.
Finish: Like alcoholic liquorice with the tang of green apple. Holds for a little then heats up and dissipates quickly.
Comment: Rich and caramelly. Gorgeous.
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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