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Macallan Cask Strength

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Macallan Cask Strength

Postby Lawrence » Wed May 21, 2003 7:07 pm

Hello All, this is my first post to the forum and it is in regards to the Macallan Cask Srength with the red label and no age statement 58.6% alc. "Exclusively matured in selected sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, then bottled at the original cask strength without chill filtration in the spring of 2002" Does anybody know anything about this whisky or have any tasting notes?

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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed May 21, 2003 10:17 pm

I tasted it at the Dufftown Whisky festival.

My notes are rather thin. I did note that it had a very crisp taste and it was incredibly smooth for a cask strength whisky. I also noted that it was considerably better than the Aberlour A'bunadh which I had earlier that day.

If you can get it, then you should.
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Postby Lawrence » Thu May 22, 2003 3:52 pm

Thanks for your comments Bruce, I finally found the tasting notes on the Macallan website. It's curious when I compared the spider diagrams for the Cask Strength (UK) & (US) they were the same. Do you think they're the same whisky but with different labels and an age statement for the UK version? I purchased the US version in Miami recently but have not opened it yet.I really like the Aberlour A'bunadh so I'm looking forward to tasting the Macallan. Thanks again,
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Postby BruceCrichton » Fri May 23, 2003 12:06 am

I didn't even know that there was a cask strength available in the UK. The one I had had no age statement.

Good luck in getting it and drinking it. And for fun, try vatting it with a cask strength Mortlach.

Mark Watt did that and the stuff, called Mortallan, was excellent.
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