The Macallan

1945, 56 Years Old, Vintage

ABV 51.5%
REVIEWED Issue 28
Specifications
Brand: The Macallan
Expression: 1945, 56 Years Old, Vintage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 56 years old
ABV: 51.5%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich, fruity. Very biscuity. Butter shortbread or warm apple crumble. A hint of peat. Some delicate forest aromas (fern, moss).
Palate: Smooth, sweet and very spicy. All fruit cake aromas. Candied grapefruit. Oak tends to hold back fruity flavours. Ginger and paprika.
Finish: Crisp, dry and long.
Comment: More of a spicy tendency than other versions.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fresh. Minty. Spicy.
Palate: A clear, bright orange colour suggests sherry, which duly emerges. The whisky nonetheless seems thin; then intensely sweet; those green fruits again.
Finish: Suddenly peppery, hot and aggressive.
Comment: Very lively, but ill-tempered. I kept expecting it to propose the return of military service, or demand that I had my hair cut.
8.0
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