Macallan 12 Years

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9878
Macallan
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Berries:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Heather:
Nuts:
Peach:
Plum:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Oak:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Spices:
Honey:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Malt:
Peach:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Finish
Nuts:
Sherry:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Fruit:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Date:
Sweet:
Herb:

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23. Dec 2015
Nosing:
SherryHoneySweetSpicesAlcohol
Taste:
SherryHoneySweetOakSpicesAlcohol
Finish:
Long and rich
Comment:
Davisscholar
05. Apr 2015
This sherry-heavy Macallan 12 in the American market bottling at 43% ABV may be one of the remaining "value" propositions of the line-up.

The sheer amount of first-fill Sherry maturation is immediately apparent by the color and dominates in every regard. The nose is all dried-fruit and dark candied sugar notes, while the distillery character is merely contributing a little pungency of fusels.

Similarly on the palate, the oily structure is further enhanced by a big Sherry sweetness immediately evoking Sultanas again. A slight astringency, spice and bitterness from the (European?) oak is quite noticeable, but nicely contributes to the finish of graphite and dark fruits.

Remarkably, this bottling is still closer to $50 than to $100, which makes it a "value" for Macallan. The new "Distiller's Edition" tries to emulate the style in color and aroma, but greatly falls short on the palate. (It is much drier, with more tannin and younger alcohol masking what little sweetness may be present.)
23. Aug 2018
For me this is THE yardstick for 12 year old single malt scotches. An excellent production. The quality of the casks used in maturation definitely shines through. Well done Macallan. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in exploring the best of entry level single malt whiskies. 91/100.
robh3fan
12. May 2016
17. May 2017
Nosing: mild sweetness

Taste: Intense, sweet, sherry

Finish: Long, intense

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08. Jan 2016
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02. Mar 2015