Tried it again tonight along with the 1987 18 year and found it lacking in comparision.
my understanding is that after the 1986 18 y/o, Macallan only supplies 'generic' 18 year olds - undated.
Are you telling me that dated versions still exist for collectors?
It has been my opinion that Macallan has been the most collected malt and indeed, was once upon a time the most collectible one. But they upset many collectors by stopping their dated bottlings of 18 y/o.
Especially here in Germany collectors have turned away from Macallan in droves.
It was also evident at the Munich Whisky Festival in February that the Macallan stand (bar) was very poorly frequented compared to the others.
I also believe that the Macallan reputation for collectibles has been severely tarnished by the recent flood of fakes appearing on the Market, which I know has been discussed at length elsewhere on this forum.
However, to make a final comment on an earlier post about the price of the 18 year olds, these have proven to be excellent investments for the collectors and have completely out-performed other traditional methods of longer-term financial investment.