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Macallan 25 or Macallan 30 (old botling)

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Macallan 25 or Macallan 30

Macallan 25
5
83%
Macallan 30
1
17%
 
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Macallan 25 or Macallan 30 (old botling)

Postby Lugarteniente » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:52 pm

The best macallan.
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Postby Admiral » Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:15 am

Very difficult to answer, because both bottlings were / have been very variable.

The anniversary 25yo came in two releases - one was spectacular, the other less so.

The 30yo also dipped at one stage, before returning to form.

I voted 30yo, only because of the extra exclusivity it attracts.

When I last did a H-T-H, about four years ago, I actually found the 18yo was the pick of the bunch. The 25yo came across as being a little hot, and the 30yo was a little dry.

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Postby Lugarteniente » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:13 am

The non spectacular botling of Mac 25 is the contained in red box?
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Postby Lugarteniente » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:16 am

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Postby Admiral » Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:22 pm

My two bottles of 25yo came in a pale timber box. One of them had two leather belts around it.

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Postby Tom » Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:33 pm

Very interesting, I was not aware there were different bottlings for the 25. The 25 i tasted was one of the top malts ever, rated it 95 so I guess it was one of the good ones. Did not however had the chance to taste a 30Y old OB. Rumor has it that the 25 is way better though.
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:50 pm

In Valentino Zaggatti's two books there are 24 different Macallan 25 offical bottlings shown and only a few of the 30. I'm sure they all varied at least a little bit between bottlings.
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Postby Admiral » Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:14 pm

Undoubtedly.

I seem to recall JM's 2004 Bible making a point that the 30yo had been variable in recent times?

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Postby jeffk » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:35 pm

I've only had the 25, not the 30, but the 25 is what got me so interested in scotch, it was unbelievable, and I don't even know what words to use ;)

Now that I've tried numerous others (not even as old) it's not quite so mysterious, but I did enjoy it immensely. Smooth, satisifying, and balanced.
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