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