posted on Nov, 19 2019 @ 10:15 PM
So I didn't plan on reviewing this one, let alone posting back to back on another.
But, I figured I'd put down a few thoughts for the one(or two, probably one, most likely not even one) person that may actually follow these, other
than me of course.
Macallan is one of the most respected and sought after houses when it comes to scotch, their bottles are almost always at a premium(around here)
compared to anything else on the shelf, either in age or in style.
I've had a love hate(love some because they are good, hate because for the price they just don't hold up).
Enter, the fine oak line. I've had all of them(a long time ago) up to the 21. Drank a lot of 10 and 15.
Overall, while often times a less visible and what seems like a "second" line. I think these are honestly the better offerings that I've had from
The fine oak line is matured in such a way(triple, Euro/American sherry and then american bourbon) that you get a much smoother, lighter and almost
sweet taste with subtle "fruit" that just goes down so damn nice. And the 10, being the lowest aged in the macallan line, is still an absolute
pleasure and hits a price(highly variable by region, but in my non metro rural area, is about 45 a bottle) that overlaps even most small batch
bourbons from all the american distilleries.
Really a highly recommended option IMO, especially in the younger years(simply because of cost of entry).
Love the fine oak line. I think if anyone wanted to ease themselves into trying "scotch"(It's just whisky) and have heard or experienced bad
things, this is a good one to try.