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The Macallan 1981, Unfiltered Cask Strength Tasting notes and reviews

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The Macallan 1981, Unfiltered Cask Strength

Brand
The Macallan
Expression
1981, Unfiltered Cask Strength
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
57.00%
Vintage
1981
Produced at
Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.themacallan.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Fino sherry, with that typical hint of dry acidity. Earthy. Mushroom-like. White peppercorns. Cumin seeds.
Palate
Very firm, nutty, maltiness. Dry. Oaky, resiny. Extraordinarily intense.
Finish
Big. Herbal. Pepper. Salt. Surprisingly peaty.
Comment
When I tasted this bottling, I was shocked by its spiciness. When I had recovered my composure, I gradually began to find it very more-ish.

Jim Murray

Nose
Fresh, moist dates, toffee apple, herbs and spices. Crystal clear Fino, perfectly sculpted oak.
Palate
An immediate caress of sherry then wave of broiling spices pop against the taste buds.
Finish
Much more restrained with bigger oaky notes but long and very chewy.
Comment
This is simplified summary of a breathlessly complex Macallan. Their finest bottling in years. Magnificent.
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