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The Macallan 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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The Macallan 12 Years Old

Brand
The Macallan
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.themacallan.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Creamy. Butter. Sherry.
Palate
Firm. Glazed cookies.
Finish
Depth of tastiness. Both appetising and satisfying. Maltiness, estery spiciness (ginger?) and just a hint of smoke (I could take more).
Comment
Can a malt be both popular and good? Of course, but not if your taste is determined by elitism. (The same applies to musicians, writers, etc).

Dave Broom

Nose
Big, with well-balanced sherried notes. Juicy malt, dried fruit (date/fig) Madeira cake. Water brings the sherry notes forward: tea, rubber, oak, but it hasn't taken over.
Palate
Rich, weighty. Elegant. Orange and light wood.
Finish
Long, oaky and winey.
Comment
Great balance between whisky and wood. To be honest I think this is a better Macallan than the Exceptional Cask.
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