A great example of European oak and Macallan in harmony. Exceptional indeed.
Exceptional Cask IV
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Concentrated, complex, resin, seville orange, prune, varnish, roasted nuts. Almost Armagnac-like: earthy weight, savoury density.
Palate: Powerful, rich, mouth-coating; dark fruit, cocoa. Almost meaty. Great balance. Lighter tannins than you'd think.
Finish: Long, sweet and soft.
Comment: A great example of European oak and Macallan in harmony. Exceptional indeed.
Nose: Sooty. Smoky. Burnt. Crème brûlée. Sweetish. Very malty.
Palate: Toffeeish, but in an interplay of soft sweetness and harder, smokier, more burnt flavours. Sticky toffee pudding meets hard treacle toffee.
Finish: Buttery. Spicy. Hot rum butter.
Comment: Not so much a winter whisky as a bear-hug. Or do the Grampians have a Mac Yeti?
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