The Macallan

Quest Collection Terra

ABV 41.3%
REVIEWED Issue 161
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Brand: The Macallan
Expression: Quest Collection Terra
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 41.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 161
Tasting notes
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Strangely reminds me of the inside of a brand new welly boot. In a good way. Over time rice paper, erasers, dried apricots and barbequed pineapple.
Palate: If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain... Freshly diced pineapple, coconut cream, burnt demerara sugar, Nestle Milky Bars and just a hint of aloe vera.
Finish: Short but juicy, juicy, juicy with an added creamy consistency.
Comment: Remember flying saucers as a kid? Well imagine they made only pineapple flavoured ones.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Burnt brown sugar. Becomes floral, peonies and heather blossom. Then earthy, fresh soil. Jersey Royal potatoes with minted butter. A saline edge.
Palate: Salted caramel with a lovely white pepper pickle. Grilled mango and chilli flakes, then lobster pots. More tropical fruit, green apples with fruit-crates and wrapping paper.
Finish: That alcohol punches in, but then it dries with fruits and chilli heat. Some tea tannins too.
Comment: Big and robust-rather like an alcoholic fruit salad.
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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