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The Macallan 8 Years Old, Fine Oak Tasting notes and reviews

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The Macallan 8 Years Old, Fine Oak

Brand
The Macallan
Expression
8 Years Old, Fine Oak
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
8 years old
Produced at
Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.themacallan.com
Availability
Italy

Gavin Smith

Nose
Initially yeasty, then wine gum. Fresh sawdust. More floral when reduced.
Palate
Dry, quite tight and one-dimensional. Some cereal notes.
Finish
Comparitively short. Raisins linger.
Comment
I'm not a fan of younger Macallans, but this is a drinkable, if somewhat undemanding, 8 Years Old.

Dave Broom

Nose
Young, clean and lovely. Slightly sappy with touches of balsa wood, cereal (malt bins/sugar puffs), vanilla white chocolate and turned earth.
Palate
Crisp but with a super-sweet and soft mid-palate. Fizzy and young.
Finish
Quite hot, peppery and short. Malty.
Comment
Fresh and young, but balanced with good feel. Have it long.
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