I have found two available bottles of Macallan Platinum Reserve 1977, one sherried, the other not. They have both had quite a few years vatting.
I am interested in the lighter, unsherried bottle, for the "original" Macallan taste.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible describes it as "firm" and "flinty".
Now, what attracts me to Macallan is primarily its smoothness, but this drink is about 54% abv, and with what Mr Murray says about it, I'm not sure I'm going to like it.
Has anyone tried this drink? Can you give me some idea as to how smooth it is, or what the terms used by the Whisky Bible usually mean?
You might be able to tell that I'm new to single malts, but am not averse to a high proportion of alcohol.
Do any of you live in or near Brighton, UK?
I am thinking of starting a spirits tasting group, if anyone is interested, please let me know.