The Macallan Distillery
Takes the best aspects of the other two Macallans and magnifies them.
20 Years Old
Year of Bottling
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.
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.
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