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Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)
The old hyper-sherried version of the popular 18yo.
Yes, this is extremely different from any other Macallan. Starts on heady notes of mulled wine, cloves, big juniper berries, spearmint and coffee toffee and gets then more classically sherried, with the dark chocolate upfront and then notes of soy sauce, balsamico and barbecued beef. Also cigar box, thuja wood and very ripe blackberries. What’s quite incredible is that the whole is still quite fresh and lively, and certainly not sluggish. I like it.
Thick, oily, rich, not weak at all despite the 40%, and more of a classic now. Heavy notes of rum-soaked raisins, figs, old rancio (huge!) and orange and herbs liqueur (like that famous Dantziger Goldwasser). Gets then spicier, mainly on cloves and pepper, with very funny hints of mescal as well. Excellent, really. Finest Macallan Whiskey Shop, Greatest Irish Whiskey ,
Long, coating, rich but clean and pure, with a faint saltiness as the signature and an aftertaste on blackberry jelly. Excellent sherried Macallan, certainly not on the same planet as its bros from 1980 and later. Finest Macallan Whiskey Shop ,
Said to contain notes of ‘gentle peat smoke, oak spice and warning ginger’, the whisky has been matured in a single ex-Sherry puncheon before being bottled at a cask strength of 57.2% abv. Most wanted Macallan Whiskeys,
The whisky joins Macallan’s Fine and Rare collection of limited edition premium whiskies, said to portray ‘the very best array’ of malts the Speyside distillery has to offer. Greatest Irish Whiskey
Jaume Ferras, prestige marketing director for Macallan 1979 , said: ‘This expression delivers an insight into the long-standing heritage of our brand. Most wanted Macallan Whiskeys
‘It is a reflection of the time in which it was distilled – an era of global progression, and an age where our award-winning single malt was also growing and developing.’ Top scotch Whiskeys Online
The year the whisky was distilled was the same in which Peter Shiach was appointed as the company’s new chairman, a man whose influence is said to be ‘still evident in the brand today’.
The equivalent of 338 standard 70cl bottles are available for purchase worldwide in 75cl and 70cl sizes – the latter priced at $10,300 per decanter.Top scotch Whiskeys Online
An unspecified number of 5cl tasting samples are also available in some international markets, priced at $750 each.