posted on Nov, 7 2019 @ 10:06 PM
Macallan really does have a pretty signature taste, atleast of the half dozen I've had.
Other than the, now defunct IIRC fine oaks, they are usually pretty bold. This one is really no different. I always prefer Highland Malts, but
Macallan is always on the "heavier" and "smokier" end.
This one is pretty comparable to their standard 12 year old sherry that's pretty much a staple in most stores. Though not labeled(for age) I'd assume
it's at the minimum legal requirement for scotch(10 years, maybe 8).
It's a cheaper bottle(for them) so I'm giving it some room given that.
Overall not bad, not the smoothest i've had from the highlands, or for the price but for the distillery it's a decent point of entry for what seems to
be(to me, locally) the most overpriced brand when it comes to age or quality. I think most bourbon drinkers would like it, as they usually have a bit
fuller flavor to them.
I'd buy it again, I'm sure, but I wouldn't seek it out too hard.
On deck I have another highlander(when it comes to scotch, I, "keep my ass in the highlands"). Glenfiddich 15 year Unique Solera Reserve.
I'm sure I'll get to that one by Saturday.
As for this one, I do like it and it's a good one, but I find it odd how I often times seem to "love" the macallan line while often times finding
it(rightfully) overpriced and somewhat underwhelming. I guess that's what some consider some sort of bias and it likely is. For whatever that's
edit on 7-11-2019 by MisterSpock because: (no reason given)