Macallan Thirties
Added on Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 at 07:22 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $90 Availability: Overseas Specialty
"A recreation of 1930s style Macallan". Travel exclusive.
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: An oddly spicy and alcohol-heavy nose with a kind of curiously integrated peat to it. There's some light vanilla and oak there; the whole thing is sharp and going off in a dozen different directions. Lightly antiseptic. A slight suggestion of sherry but everything is quite loud over it. Slight citrus. 

 

P: Very thin. LIght mix of peatiness and white pepper. Some sherry undertones to it, a bit of cinnamon that's somewhat sharp; black pepper later on. Very faint show of oranges.

 

F: Slightly dry wood, white pepper, moderate sherry and a faintly rubbery peat influence.

 

Same as the Fifties, this is just uninteresting. It's got a slight peat influence but it's not sitting beautifully like real ones from the era. It's definitely in the same direction as some mid-30s Macallan, just a lot younger and needing many more years in wood to settle down and develop. It lacks some richness in the peat. Pass unless you get a sample.  

Sku
 

N:  Lightly fruity nose with a touch of sulphur.

P:  Very diluted tasting though with a somewhat oily mouthfeel.  Spice is probably the dominant flavor character with a touch of peat that grows through midpalate.  There are good flavors it there, but I wish they were stronger.

F:  Spice and some smoke with a hint of sherry.

 

Not bad stuff to be drinking during the Depression.  At a higher strength, this could be really good.  At this strength it just tastes diluted.

 

C+/B-

 

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