Originally Posted by Roger505
Any one try GlenTaite 19 year old Single Malt .
Its only $50 at Sam's Club here , I thought this was real cheap for a 19 year old. Whats the story behind this.
These "Sams Club" Macallans are from old stock that Macallan sold off to independent bottlers and/or blenders, who now sold it on to whoever bottles this stuff. (Glentaite)
I have not tried it, but as will ALL independent bottlings, you never really know what you're going to get. It could be devine, revealing complexity not normally seen in standard bottling, or it could be hopelessly flawed. I would bet this is from a vetting of several casks, to generate enough volume to bother bottling and distributing. It has not passed the quality testing that a Macallan produced product would to insure a consistent flavor profile. With that in mind, even if one vatting is good, the next may be very different.
Mark Gillespie of the whiskycast did a review of a sams Macallan, and while it got a fair score, it was far below the score of the official distillery bottlings. I can't remember the scores, but they should be online.
If you give it a go, post a review.