The Macallan Distillery
Good balance, but not the weight or maturity you want from such an old malt.
Old & Rare Platinum Selection
1977, Aged 27 Years
Year of Bottling
Nose: Light and nutty/malty. Crisp red apple, hints of spice and orange zest. Polished oak, burnt grass, waxed jacket. Seems youthful.
Palate: Light. Soft texture, good balance. Some floral notes. No great concentration. Sulphur.
Finish: Very long with attractive crunchy malt.
Comment: Good balance, but not the weight or maturity you want from such an old malt.
Nose: Fresh fruit and some mild acetone notes. Bright and inviting, more scented when reduced.
Palate: Rich, mouth-coating, plums and thick-cut marmalade, with a whiff of smoke.
Finish: Becoming astringent as the old oak comes to the fore.
Comment: This is a very decent example of an independent bottling.
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