Macallan 18 (1968)
Added on Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:09 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1968 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled 1986.
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose is a sherry onslaught, with some vegetable characteristics, and hints of gasoline.  After some time opening up, the nose becomes dominated by caramels and, uh, great stuff.  Palate of expected sherry flavors -- dried fruits, raisins, plums, dates -- and even though there's a wallop of sherry, it's still rather light in the mouth.  Very, very drinkable.  Finish is medium-long with lingering hints of light oak and dried dark fruits.  This is some great, definitely-sherried and tasty stuff, but some objectionable notes show themselves after a few sips.  After time with the glass, the finish grows somewhat more tannic and bitter, pulling the experience down somewhat.  But overall this is a relatively decadent yet very drinkable whisky, a tasty mouthful that doesn't weigh you down.  Compared to the more recent Mac 18s, there's way more similarities than differences.  It's kinda what you'd expect I guess.  B+/A- 
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