Tasting three rare Macallan
It is always a treat to be trying three aged Macallan these days with all the NAS nonsence around. Here we go through the years, 18, 25 and 30.
Macallan 25 - One of the most sought after Whiskies in the world and only released in very small batches each year. The Macallan 25 year old has been matured in the finest Sherry casks, delivering a Whisky with great richness and character.
Nose: Extremely fruity with notes of orange zest and pear. Some hints of smoke and refined sherry.
Palate: Honey and caramel, the malted barley is quite prominent, and there is also a gentle hint of cinnamon and nutmeg spice.
Finish: Save the best for last! This is incedibly long, creamy and heavily sherried. There is even a suprising touch of smoke!
Macallan 18 - The 2017 release from Macallan, who only release small batches of their satisfyingly rich and complex 18 year old, sherry cask matured whisky every year.
Nose: Dried fruit and ginger, with a hint of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon.
Palate: Rich dried fruit, with spice, clove, orange and wood smoke.
Finish: Full and lingering, with dried fruit, sweet toffee, ginger and a hint of wood smoke.
Macallan 30 Fine Oak - A very rare Macallan that shows off the lighter and more delicate style of the whisky due to its maturation in three different types of cask.
Nose: Rich, exotic, heady and aromatic, orange.
Palate: Intense, macadamia nut and vanilla with a hint of sandalwood and black cherry.
Finish: Soft, silky and extremely elegent.
Posted: 19/10/2017 18:40:34 by euan finlayson