The Macallan

Quest Collection Enigma

ABV 44.9%
REVIEWED Issue 161
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Brand: The Macallan
Expression: Quest Collection Enigma
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 44.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 161
Tasting notes
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: This Speysider is full of barley notes of crunchy nut cornflakes, hot waffles covered in peanut butter and muesli. Savoury richness with old leather, sesame oil and prawn crackers.
Palate: Surprisingly sweet with stone fruits like nectarine flesh, cherry yoghurt and apricot jam. Toasted rye bread and star anise infused sugar syrup with an edge of ginger beer to close.
Finish: A bitter note from the apricot jam with a sparkling finish.
Comment: A bit of a chameleon keeping you on your toes.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Amber resin, blood oranges, toffee bars and grease-proof paper. Black printer’s ink and newspaper. Pile of old books, like a dusty church cupboard with hymnals and psalters
Palate: Orange sherbet, lemon rind. A packet of wine gums. Sticky toffee pudding with raspberry ripple ice cream. Those fruit salad sweets.
Finish: Fruity, fruity and tutti.
Comment: The fruit is all consuming, like opening a tin of tropical fruit salad in the still room.
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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