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The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT


Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Mon May 19, 2008 4:02 am

The Glenmo glass.

Nose: creamy caramel, spice blend, cooked apples, some citrus
Palate: Creamy, apples and oranges, caramel
Finish: long, spicey and caramel
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Mon May 19, 2008 4:08 am

Brandy glass.

Nose: spicey, oranges, caramel
Palate: almond toffee, cinnamon and reserved spices, cooked oranges and apples
Finish: long and spicey with the toffee playing with the spices

This is why I love sherried Macallans. There was no hint of any rubber, sulpher in this bottling.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Mon May 19, 2008 1:33 pm

Nice notes Ganga & The Tross! Way to keep it going!! :D :D
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Tue May 20, 2008 12:27 am

Found hiding in the back of the cabinet...

SMWS 1987 Macallan 24.65, 14yo, 59.8% abv

Nose: Much less sherry than the 12, so it comes across as leaner. Citrus and a whiff of lychees. Some wood too.

Palate: Semi-sweet and not much sherry here either. Angular, not the fullness I normally get from a Macallan. Got more fruit and cream after clearing my palate some water...

Finish: Very drying. Quite a bit of heat. Lots of wood on the tail end of the finish.

Overall: The finish ruins this whisky for me, not that there was anything exceptional or memorable before that... Water did not help.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Tue May 20, 2008 12:43 am

Ok, I'll accept the decision. As such, I will not vote on tastings except in the preliminary phase.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu May 22, 2008 6:52 pm

Loads of great notes here for lots of different expressions. Funny how many bottles people have lying around the house/hiding at the back of cupboards/up their sleeve.
Ganga wrote:Ok, I'll accept the decision. As such, I will not vote on tastings except in the preliminary phase.

Why not? Did I miss something?
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Thu May 22, 2008 8:09 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:Loads of great notes here for lots of different expressions. Funny how many bottles people have lying around the house/hiding at the back of cupboards/up their sleeve.
Ganga wrote:Ok, I'll accept the decision. As such, I will not vote on tastings except in the preliminary phase.

Why not? Did I miss something?

Yes Treacle we have decided that Ganga's final choice of distillery is so ridiculous that it should be outlawed. As you can see he accepts the wisdom of this decision.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Thu May 22, 2008 8:26 pm

here here...
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Thu May 22, 2008 10:41 pm

Didn't drink today but nosed:
Macallan - Apple Mac - The Alchemist (16 yrs, 46%)
Macallan - The Alchemist (15 yrs, 46%)

The first one is finished in a calvados cask. The result is a nice apples smelling Macallan. An interesting bottle I think
Both Macs reminded me of the FO15 I had in the tasting, the Macallan identity?
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