Macallan 1980 Signatory
Added on Monday, Sep 21, 2009 at 09:55 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 16 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1980 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 55.10 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 27.3.80       Bottled 28.6.96       Cask no. 5626       255 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Asian sauce extravaganza!
P: A very unusual profile for Macallan (in my experience), still on the dry side but the typical chocolate is replaced with BBQ and venison, moo shoo pork (with requisite plum sauce), and..
F: I swear there's some peat in here!� Or a convincing impostor!�
Wow!� Glad I have another bottle of this in my collection!� I may have to go touch it inappropriately after writing this review.�  
A heavy sherry bomb but soft raisins and a classic floral perfume that says pre-'90s Macallan.  Palate is a bit lighter than the nose suggests.  Finish is shortish to slightly medium.  Could have been better on the palate. 
The nose is caramel-sherry bliss and the palate delivers on that promise.  A highlight of the night. 
Nose of giant caramel-toffee apples.  Along with lots of great, sweet, rich sherry, which dominates the palate.  It's quite sweet sherry, and this is one of the sweeter whiskies I've tasted.  Finish is medium-length, but the best part -- part of the reason being that the intensity here doesn't "stick" too long and get annoying. Instead, it ends arguably prematurely, but rather than that being a disappointment, it makes me just want another tasty sip.  That's gotta count for something.  A 100% hits-the-spot-when-you-want-a-sherried-whisky-whisky.  Why did I let go of the other bottle I found of this?  I must be a very nice, super-awesome human being. 
Sweet Macallan, like candy. Nose is smooth, rum-like, with berries. The palate is smooth, a slight bitterness. The finish turns even sweeter, sugar cane, caramelized sugar.  Definitely and after dinner treat.  
Sweet and minty.  B+/A- 
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