Have got a bottle of Costco's Macallan 19yo at home. It's certainly not bad for the price!
Some notes I wrote about it:Nose: Caramelly, fruity and sweet to begin with, with a bit of honey and spice. Biscuit, nut and cereal/malt soon appear. Some chocolate-orange notes develop over time, with the whole becoming almost liqueur-like. A slight touch of mint drifts in and out every so often.
Palate: Rather oily - almost chewy, in fact - and very sweet. Oddly reminiscent of buttercup syrup? Certainly like a sweet medicine at any rate. Malt and sweet fruit on the relatively long finish, which becomes slightly drying.
So yeah, not a rip-off at all. Wouldn't buy another bottle though once this one's
, it's just too sweet for me.
And also, I can't imagine supermarkets not being allowed to sell alcohol! I guess I'm lucky(?) I live in a country geared for alcofrolics, what with supermarkets having 24 hour alcohol licences and all