The Maltman

The Macallan

20 Years Old

ABV 50.7%
REVIEWED Issue 98
Specifications
Brand: The Macallan, The Maltman
Expression: 20 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 20 years old
ABV: 50.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies, Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Big and ‘chewy’. Some nose burn. Cumin powder, orange peel, angelica, malt dust, scented: violet. Complex.
Palate: Soft start, it comes to life in the centre where Seville orange oils mingle with malt, fig roll and sweet spoces. Supple with good length.
Finish: Cakey and long. darkens slightly.
Comment: Takes the best aspects of the other two Macallans and magnifies them.
8.2
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Fruity. Cider apples. A definite sourness. Apple blossom. Honey. Takes me back to my uncle’s cider cellar !
Palate: Dry, a bit rough with an abrasive mouthfeel. Apples again soaked in a spicy syrup. Cinnamon and ginger.
Finish: Dry, slightly oaky. Numbing.
Comment: A unidimensional and stiff character. Water tames it a little. But it leaves a numbing feeling in the mouth.
7.5
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