Macallan 1951
Added on Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 07:31 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 49 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1951 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.80 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
A vatting of 2 sherry butts from 1951 (casks 1541 and 1542).  Distilled December 20 1951.  Note that this is often referred to as a 50-year-old.  632 bottles.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Huge sherry, maple syrup, malty goodness.  Best nose ever.
P: Interesting deep malty woodiness, but has certainly mellowed with age.   Not the big sherry body I expected from the nose.  Has some medicinal notes making me wonder if a little of the old Macallan peat I've heard about is in there.
F: Long and warming, fruity sherry, somewhat dry.
Nose is syrupy, with sherry and dried apricots. The palate is ridiculously gentle, yet full-bodied. There's sherry of course, dried fruit and spice, and maybe a little smoke. A tangy aspect is in the palate as well. The finish is quite long, and builds in a slow crescendo. It's here that the flavors reach their full peak, about 7 seconds in. Most present in the finish are spice and oak, and something vaguely fruity. This is the definition of "Gentle Giant," and impossible not to enjoy.
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