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The Macallan 1979 18 Years Old, Gran Reserva Tasting notes and reviews

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The Macallan 1979 18 Years Old, Gran Reserva

Brand
The Macallan
Expression
1979 18 Years Old, Gran Reserva
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
18 years old
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.themacallan.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Rich sherry at first. Then malty nuttiness. Cottage pudding. Finally floweriness.
Palate
Big and oily but very dry. Thick-cut bitter-orange and ginger marmalade on well-done toast. Then buttery, syrupy maltiness, developing to nutty sherry sweetness.
Finish
Richly fruity. Raisiny. Warming.
Comment
Strictly for lovers of powerfully oaked whiskies.

Doug McIvor

Nose
Deep and rich, raisins, beeswax and toffee, then a greener edge of toffee apples and wood sap.
Palate
Dark, luxurious, treacle toffeeish and lingering with fresher notes of apples; oranges and spice.
Finish
Long, rewarding rich chocolatey and smoky.
Comment
A formidable dram with enough about it to scrum down with any heavyweight.
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