Full of flavour and interest, but the sherry and oak verge on being overwhelming.
21 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Heavy sherry. Bitter chocolate. Heathery. Leafy
Palate: Very firm. Slightly oily. Good malt background. Nutty. Spicy. Aniseed.
Finish: Peaty. Sappy. Oaky.
Comment: Full of flavour and interest, but the sherry and oak verge on being overwhelming.
Nose: Rich, powerful sherry notes: cake, nut and figgy, pruney fruits, raisin, butter and a charred meaty note.
Palate: Great powerful European oak punch: orange, sweet spices, treacle scones, with some sweet spirit well in evidence. The charred notes give it an intriguing balance. Big, rich and savoury.
Comment: Well-balanced. The spirit isn't drowned by the wood and sherry. Macallan fans will love this.
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