Macallan 12 Years Sherry Cask

One of THE iconic sherry malts. For years this has been the standard bottling of Macallan throughout the world. Now it has been discontinued in Europe, and prices are skyrocketing.

One of THE iconic sherry malts. For years this has been the standard bottling of Macallan throughout the world. Now it has been discontinued in Europe, and prices are skyrocketing.

Details about this bottle Edit
1467
Macallan
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry Casks
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Ginger:
Nuts:
Oak:
Dried Fruit:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Floral:
Leather:
Oil:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Almonds:
Banana:
Malt:
Pear:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Oak:
Oil:
Fruit:
Spices:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Malt:
Raisin:
Chili:
Barley:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Clove:
Grapefruit:
Leather:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Salt:
Wheat:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Fruit:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Caramel:
Nuts:
Oil:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Leather:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Clove:

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Tasting Notes 10

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12. Jan 2017
Nosing: Sherry Sweet Fruit Honey Vanilla Dried Fruit almost metallic overtone Leather

Taste: Sherry Oil Sweet Oak Honey Leather Fruit Spices Vanilla

Finish: Sherry Fruit Spices Malt Sweet Chocolate Leather

Comment:
24. May 2017
Nosing: Sherry Vanilla Dried Fruit Leather
Heavy sherry nose. Some vanilla sweetness and lots of mixed dry fruits. It has this weird background note that falls somewhere between leather and tobacco.

Taste:Sherry Oak Spices Caramel
Surprisingly dry arrival, balanced sweetness develops (underlying dark caramel flavour). The oakiness is at the forefront throughout and brings a light spiciness - nutmeg?

Finish: Oak Dried Fruit
Oaky but not overly dry. Medium to long in length. Mixed dried fruits throughout.

Comment:
This is a very heavily sherried offering. You can tell its been in active casks for a while, the oakiness on the palate and finish is about as high as I would like it to be. The nose is good all round, and the palate if full bodied despite the 40%abv. I can see why they didn't bottle it any stronger than this, the oak would have probably gotten out of control. I reckon its really pretty solid, but to my mind its overpriced when there are so many good sherried offerings out there.
26. Sep 2015
03. Feb 2016

Comment: A very refined sherry cask whisky
HerrThorsen
26. Apr 2018
12. Feb 2017
VicHak
16. Oct 2017
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22. Oct 2010
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03. Jan 2011
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13. Feb 2011