|Spirit Type:||Single Malt|
|Year Distilled:||Not specified|
|Year Bottled:||Not specified (2012?)|
|Cask Maturation:||Oloroso Sherry|
|Color:||Amber + 3|
|Price:||$43 @ Costco|
Ah, the Macallan. Thought by some to be the undisputed champion of sherried whiskies. Is that true? I’m not sure. But everyone should have a taste of Macallan 12 at some point – especially before demand outstrips supply!
Your classic sherry bomb. Rich druied fruits, brown sugar and spice. Winey, red grapes. Cloves and cinnamon. Some sweet orange notes, and a hint of salt. A bit of unlit match. Has a similarity to Armagnac.
Sherry Sherry Sherry. Syrupy mouthfeel. Dark oranges, christmas spices, and sweet melon. A hint of aged cheese bitterness.
Some similarities to Sherry. Sometimes a bit off-putting, actually, but expected as it is sherry matured (sherry has a dry bitternes to it). Medium in length.
A very well done sherry malt. Strangely, I have to be “in the mood” for this one – sometimes it is great, other times it doesn’t sit right. When it’s good, it’s great, although a bit one-dimensional.
Overall Rating: 86/100
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