Wilson & Morgan

The Macallan

1990, Marsala Finish

ABV 46%
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Brand: The Macallan, Wilson & Morgan
Expression: 1990, Marsala Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fresh peat. Smells of the kiln. These aromas quickly diminish. Lemony and malty notes emerge.
Palate: Slippery smooth. Sweet, rich maltiness. A crescendo of citrussy, estery, liqueur-ish, flavours.
Finish: Only now do I detect a hint of caramel-like flavour from the wine cask. Sherry? Madeira? When the blindfold is removed, it turns out to be Marsala.
Comment: The estery Macallan notes are as brassy as the Basie band on top form.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Slightly buttery malt and a strange (non-peaty) smokiness like heavily roasted nuts.
Palate: This burnt/roasted quality hits you immediately, then comes the soft sweet buttery/oily centre, then a slight bitterness.
Finish: Soft and long.
Comment: It doesn't quite hang together, but hits the mouth in three totally separate sections. I can understand the underlying idea, it just hasn't been pulled off.
Visit the distillery
The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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