Macallan 25 Sherry Bottling Note
Superlative Speysider from Macallan, this astonishing 25 year old if one of the most revered whiskies in the world. It received a perfect 100 out of 100 score from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, 1999. It also received a Gold at the International Spirits Challenge.
Nose: Very fruity, with notes of orange and pear on the nose. Also has a good dollop of sweet spices which develop into an almost smoky character. The sherry on the nose is refined and well balanced, with hints of honey and caramel.
Palate: Textbook malt delivery which gives way to a mouthful of dried apricots, prunes and figs. Hints of nutmeg and cinnamon weave in and out of an epic whack of honey that only a Speyside distillery of this kind of nobility can produce.
Finish: A long, full finish that carries fig, spices, chewy oak and a touch of light smoke.
Superlative in nose, feel and finish
The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (70cl, 43%)
I would like to buy The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak
(70cl, 43%) one bottle.
22nd September 2011
How can I get this macallan 25yrs old in a smaller bottle.. Also is this a single malt?
27th August 2012
Please do samples!
29th October 2012
Are the "Chaps at Master of Malt" serious? or are they pulling ones leg?
13th March 2013
We're always serious. Just don't call us Shirley. - The Chaps at Master of Malt
14th March 2013
Chewy, sticky and rubbery- you're in for a treat!
18th March 2013
I was fortunate enough to try a wee dram of this today and it was truly fantastic. I'm not sure about the pear on the nose or the apricots on the palate, but other than that I think the review from the "Chaps" is fairly accurate. I actually thought the whisky was slightly creamy too, and after finishing the dram I got a good whiff of charred oak and wood smoke from the empty glass.
It's ridiculously expensive, but if you can spare the cash then go for it!
17th July 2013
Had my first (and probably last, as it is insanely expensive!) glass of this incredible Single Malt Scotch. Was at a local restaurant and decided to finish a delicious meal with a whiskey, instead of dessert. I'm a Balvenie Single Barrel Reserve or Glenlivet 18 year Single Malt girl. However, the restaurant had an impressive selection of Single Malts, Bourbons and Rye's so I decided to go for the Macallan 25. 'Spirits' menu had no prices listed and having no previous experience with this particular scotch, I naively assumed it would be a $40-50 dram. I didn't ask and the waitress didn't quote any price!
When the glass arrived, I was immediately taken with the gorgeous, deep, rich color and holding it to my nose, detected apricots, honey, buttery vanilla notes followed with rich, spicy dried fruits and a hint of peat. The mouth was supple and full, with just the right 'oily' texture to give it some depth. The best was the finish...warm, cinnamon and spice - followed shortly with a subtle smokiness that lingered just long enough. An incredible Speyside Single Malt.
Hated to finish it off as it was truly the finest Scotch I've ever had the pleasure to drink.
When the bill arrived I was shocked to see the price...$105 for a dram!!!
Our waitress was heralded in the restaurant for selling a Macallan 25 that day.
Still, despite the price it was a very special experience and I'm delighted that I did not know the price before I ordered it!
I would have never had that superlative experience. Sometimes you have to just close your eyes and 'jump!'
12th August 2013
Just finishing off my second dram of the night of this beauty. tons of caramel and butterscotch on the nose, figs, raisin and peat to the palate. Opened up my bottle of 25 after a taste of a friends bottle of Mac30 on the course. Amazingly, I prefer the 25! Both worth every penny, but I'd take 2 bottles of 25 for 1 Boyle of 30 any day of the week. a truly memorable scotch, and 100% Macallan...
30th November 2013