The Macallan 18
A well-sherried, full-bodied Speyside single malt from The Macallan distillery. The 18 year old was Recommended by Whisky Mag.
Nose: The nose is punchy and of medium-body. There are notes of dry oak and wood shavings, hints of crème de cacao, crème anglaise and marmalade. There are notes of apple blossom and cut flowers.
Palate: The palate is quite sweet and rich. There are notes of winter spice and Demerara, hints of rum and sherried sultanas, vanilla emegres with cooked apples and cut rosy apples. There are notes of mixed peels.
Finish: The finish is of medium-length with a solid oak.
Always My Go-To S.M. Whisky
Super Dram my friends
During the single-malt whisky popularity contests of about a decade ago, I turned-on more than a few to The Macallan. None have returned to their previous single-malt whisky.
Always delicious. Once in a great while, I'll walk out of the store with an 18 year-old bottle under my arm.... and a grin.
*** To Mike M.
With all due respect, I find it very difficult to take recommendations, either positive or negative, from a person that cannot seem to write a sentence in a cohesive and, readable, manner. If English is not your native tongue, then by all means post in your native tongue.
27th December 2013
This is what scotch is all about. It is high in price but that's what the fair market value for this scotch. The pure enjoyment that you feel when you open a bottle of this and quite frankly it's orgasmic. Do you remember the time when you hit that perfect seven iron on a tight pin six steps from the hazard. It's something that sticks to you and every time you thought about that shot the dopamine starts releasing uncontrollably. My friends that's THE MACALLAN 18 it's pure orgasmic.
BOB DALGARNO you Sir is a gift for all of us.
12th December 2013
Regardless what the common crowd says; This is the definition of "sherried"! The value of good cask is worth-while, not just all commercial and marketing to it.
21st November 2013
Dear Mike M.
Profits out weigh everything.
That's the true meaning of business.
If not, we'll be all eating dust here.
And, on the other side, if you like to pay more, we are always happy to offer more within limits.
Business is always business. We hope you can understand after trying our 1995 Macallan 18.
8th November 2013
Mike M. Macallan 18 vs 12 USA
The difference between the 12yr and the 18yr at the time I purchased it(2013), in my opinion, was not worth the cash difference amount of the years and quality that I have had, KNOWN and EXPECTED from enjoying Macallan for over 20yrs. In years past when purchasing the 18 over the 12, it was IMMEDITE that one knew you had something that was deserving for the extra amount that was put forth. Recent purchases and inquires makes one think Macallan has ALMOST (and I hope not so) become caught up in no longer caring for the pure quality that it was always known for , but instead the QUANITY that seems Macallan has decided to send the best vintages to those who would pay only because they were told to do so(Asia/China)and not because of the pureness that made Macallan stand out among so many others. It always saddens me when I find something pure and tastefully, felling care and selectiveness has been over ruled by pure profit. It has yet become to this finale phase, and I hope Macallan DOESN'T ALLOW THE PROFITS OUT WEIGH THE GAIN...
27th May 2013
I've had the pleasure of experiencing many a dram of scotch whisky, and this one has thus far taken the cake. It drinks like a fine wine; complex, flavorful, and smooth. I cannot compare it to my other regional favorites, because they each offer a different enjoyment. However, this is my top of the top shelf bottle. I'm not NOT in the mood to have a drink of it.
15th April 2013
Very smooth for sure. Finish is my favourite part.