Macallan Fifties
Added on Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 10:09 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $45 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
Chris
 
Caramel nose, nutty, sherry, great nose but the rest does not follow through. But still good.
CF
 
Enjoyable maply cherry nose.  Unremarkable taste.  Short warm finish.  Not unique but not bad.
DW
 
Sweet, caramel nose. Warm, sherry taste, decent but unremarkable finish. Distinctly a Macallan whisky.
Adam
 
Nose of sherry, cherries, burnt caramel.  Sweet-ish smooth palate, with some pepper.  The finish is better than the palate.  Unremarkable, but not unpleasant. 
Tim
 

N: Pleasant - orange and sherry up front with a light note of shoe leather. Lightly nutty, slightly earthy. Figs and an overall, slightly molasses-touched sweetness.

 

P: Slightly thin initially; white pepper and some bitter wood. Lightly vegetal tone to the body; some hay and slight farminess. Some apple skin after a while. 
 
F: Light and sweet, gently fruity with some apple skin, some plums and a touch of lighter sherry notes. Some white pepper on the tail end of the finish. 
 
This really doesn't remind me of the earlier 50s Macallans I tasted - mineral and minty - or the '59 which is a deeply flavored, rich bomb of fruit and flavor. It has a great nose but the palate almost seems like a blend, lacking depth and nuance. The finish is fine but again, relatively light.  

Sku
 

Nose:  Really nice sherried nose with raisins.

Palate:  Rich sherry palate. Straightforward but tasty.

Finish:  Sherry with some vanilla notes.

 

Hmm, I thought fifties Macallan would taste like, I don't know, McCarthyism, Beatniks, Elvis, and stuff like that, but it's just a pretty good sherried malt.

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