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The Macallan 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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The Macallan 18 Years Old

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

Nose
Sherried of course, but also a little more peat in this vintage.
Palate
Pale sherryish, with late peat. A harmonic segue, but less fruity than I remember.
Finish
Very smooth, with some good wood-extract.
Comment
A lovely whisky in its own right, but not quite as layered as the best vintages.

Doug McIvor

Nose
Deeply attractive, honeyed with prickling wood spice and brandy butter.
Palate
Rich and lingering, yielding warm raisiny, sherried and oaky notes.
Finish
Long, oaky-peppery, distinguished. Smoky at the last.
Comment
An aristocratic and balanced Macallan, though drier than some recent 18 year releases.
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