The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years Old
43% ABV/86 Proof
$40 to $45
What the Distillery Says:
The Macallan Sherry Oak is exclusively matured for a minimum of 12 years in Spanish oak casks, handcrafted and sherry seasoned in Jerez, Spain. This delivers a classic Macallan style, wonderfully rich in colour with dried fruits, spice and chocolate orange.
What Richard Says:
Nose: The nose on this one is a little meaty with a lot of sherry and savory notes. There’s also a little of an odd rubbery smell to it at times.
Palate: This one is rich with a little fruity sweetness. The malty and sherry notes stand up and make themselves known.
Finish: The finish is a little slow. When it comes in it’s a decent mid length finish with mildly woody notes.
Comments: It’s funny because this is always one of those drams that I always remember liking better. No matter how often I have it the memory is always a little better than the actual experience. Don’t get me wrong, this is easily a stand out 12 year old single malt. It’s popular for a reason. It’s enjoyable, drinkable, and I’ll never turn one down when offered.
Rating: Stands Out