Macallan 1959 Campbell Hope & King
Added on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 08:46 AM
  Bottler: Campbell, Hope & King
  Age: 15+ yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1959 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Bottled by Campbell, Hope & King for the Italian market in the early-to-mid 1970s. 

 

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Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Trademark Macallan. Sherry all over the nose with a light dash of raisins, toffee, light aromas of roasted nuts, subdued orange zest and even a touch of vanilla creaminess. Light marmite influence as well.  

 

P: Rich, full mouthfeel with a hint of molasses and a bit of marmite; a little sticky toffee pudding. Big, rich sherry notes with lots of fdried fruit and a bit of light cinnamon spice. Nice gentle heat, light honey sweetness. Again, a slight vanilla creamy quality to the palate, but this is all about sherry (and a touch of marmite). 

F: Warm initially, dried fruits and a bit of citrus at the end which balances with a light wood influence and a bit of dark chocolate. 
 
Macallan doesn't make 'em quite like this anymore. For me, this is a classic, textbook Macallan in character and style. The richness of the Macallan spirit balances perfectly with the cask influence around this age.  
 
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