The Macallan

Royal Marriage

ABV 46.8%
REVIEWED Issue 96
Specifications
Brand: The Macallan
Expression: Royal Marriage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 96
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The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rich. Fruit cake, marzipan and lots of beeswax notes, a highly polished floor of a stately pile. The sweetness is akin to dried apricot and sultana; brazil nut, heather, dark chocolate and resin.
Palate: Clean with light tannin. More citric elements here than on the nose. Black banana, dried fruit, liquorice. I prefer its boldness when neat, but water takes it back to the almond area and reveals slightly more oiliness.
Finish: Gentle. Walnut whip. Great balance.
Comment: A classic Macallan.
9.1
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sulphury. Heavy. Warm tyre. Hint of turpentine. Slightly herbal. Eucalyptus. That rubber/turpentine note fades away and leads way to some fruit.
Palate: Oily. Smooth at first then some oak grip which releases more sourness than bitterness. And back to sweet fruity flavours. Apples cooked in caramel.
Finish: Dry, slightly dusty. The alcohol tends to numb the tongue.
Comment: A dash of water cuts the edges and brings out toffee and cream.
7.9
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