Macallan 12
Added on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $42 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
Fruity, winey, porty.  The things going on here don't mesh well for me.  Just doesn't quite work.  (Bottling circa 2007) 
N: Oak and sherry, with some burnt sugar in the mix
P: Nice clean sherry, hints of chocolate
F: Faint bitter cocoa, medium long.
A perfectly satisfying but in no way special sherried whiskey. 
I go back and forth from loving it to thinking it's OK.  Lately, my palate likes the flavor profile.  A 2008 bottle is giving me butter and brown sugar in the nose, like cookie dough.  A little grassiness too.  The palate is sweeter with some dried fruit and a little burnt caramel.  Finish is moderate.  At $40 for a bottle, it's good deal for your sherry craving.   
A sweet and homey kinda of sippin' malt.  One of my first malts that made me want more.  A must have for any cabinet. 

n: Sweet red fruits (cherry and strawberry) and vanilla wafers. Chocolate dusted cherries with a vaniila cream nose with a bit of candy caramel popcorn.


t: Initial sherry sweetness and fruity (strawberry jelly). Malt comes mid-palatte which sweet and completely safe, but also thin and fades quickly. Not a lot of depth but a decent value from Macallan and fine to drink.


Easy to drink and share with friends without feeling guilty. This is a fine staple for any whisky cabinet.




Okay, so it's only been posted for 11 years.  Finally my review (2018/2019 era):


n: Fresh wood varnish and lemons.


p:  Sherried but almost in a manufactured way, as if fresh sherry was dumped in a neutral spirit (not saying it was of course.)  Little bit of funk and varnish.  Not horrible, but noticable enough to be a little concerning. 



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