The Whisky Fair

The Macallan

1971, 35 Years Old, Olorosso Sherry Wood

ABV 35%
REVIEWED Issue 68
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Specifications
Brand: The Macallan, The Whisky Fair
Expression: 1971, 35 Years Old, Olorosso Sherry Wood
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 35%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Oaky. The sherry influence takes the whisky on the dark side. Concentrated wood extract. Walnut. Damp walls. Not the sweet dried fruit that you expect from a sherry maturation.
Palate: Bittersweet. Wood speaks up again. Not much more than this walnut and burnt caramel bitter taste.
Finish: Bitter,spicy.
Comment: Too old? Or too weak a new make to cope with the sherry influence. Or a poor cask ? Disappointing.
7.0
Taster   Dominic Roskrow
Nose: Prune juice,polished wood,very old and dusty. Will it take water? Yes! Squidgy pear and peach.
Palate: Lots of tarttannin,with stewed fruits fighting to save themselves from drowning.
Finish: Very woody,very tanniny,going nowhere fast.
Comment: No balance,too much wood, this whisky has outlived its cask.
6.0
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The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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