Insider knowledge: The Macallan 55 Year Old Lalique Decanter whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be The Macallan 55 Year Old Lalique Decanter whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Widely reputed to be a rich, intense single malt with plenty of mace, ground ginger and nutty notes.
I bought a few of these when they first came out - made a spot of money selling a couple on and am keeping one safe. However the one i'm currently drinking is simply wonderful; rich, spicy, oaky, nutty and with the most intense colour, well worth every penny (£282.50 per measure), stacks up well to DP 1995 and DP vintage rose price wise, but so much more fun! I'm hoping to win the macallan that Harrods have up for auction soon - only a 50 year old but one of three in the UK!
9th May 2010
I usually prefer Johnny Walker Black, but I had to make do with this as a "gift" i found in my fathers collection when he passed on. It was a pretty good balance of taste and goes very well in a Coke Zero. So you mix this in with some ice and Coke Zero and its a real hit. Sadly I was only able to drink half of the bottle, got a little too tipsy and dropped the bottle, shattering it and wasting half, but like I said it wasnt really that good.
11th July 2010
I bought Mac 25 never having tried scotch whiskey before and completely enjoyed it. A 55 year Macallan i can only imagine the difference in complexity. You were both lucky/unlucky to have inherited a Mac 55 and your father would have slapped you with a cold fish for mixing it with coke zero.
23rd July 2010
The socond review must be a joke. Even an imbecile will realize this is nothing like a simple JW blend. To mix with cola is blasphemy and to drop and shatter the remainder is a crime worthy of the noose!
30th July 2010
No Bottle of any Blended Whisky comes anywhere near the quality of any McAllan Single Malt. I have had the 25 Year Old and it was Sublime and I can only imagine what a 55 year old would be like.
The 2nd Poster is just an Idiot who thinks it is fun to wind people up as he gsts his kicks from people getting upset to his silly posts. It does not work though as anyone with sence knows what he is trying to do and can see that it is true that he is an ablolute IDIOT!!!!
8th August 2010
Re: 'Quite good, but not great'... of course it's a wind-up, people that are questioning it are the idiots!!!!! It's quite amusing too, people need to crawl out of their own backsides and rediscover their sense of humour.
20th August 2010
Don't worry about the Oik there on the second comment, he won't ever taste or appreciate good whisky, or indeed know his backside from elbow.
whiskey tastes like poo....i bought a 1.5l bottle of vodka for 13.50!!well nicer ha ha ha
26th September 2010
Give me a saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaample..
11th October 2010
can't bare to open
25th October 2010
Best we have ever tried, got 5 for sale if anyone wants one for £5000 each as we got them as gifts and have too many to get through on our own
4th November 2010
Why is this so expensive?
11th November 2010
Perhaps it's made with real bits of panther?
16th November 2010
I would rather have a 6 pack of Coors light and a cheap prostitute. Have a better time and pocket about 9950.00 to boot
id like to ask if we can could get back to proper reviews of the actual product. i myself am not a connosseur and so would rely on the individuals who are! i cant afford this but if i could i would appreciate an adult review to help my choice.
25th November 2010
Dash of water only, anything else and you're being ridiculous.
4th December 2010
I can`t believe anyone would spend nearly £10,000 on a bottle of anything!
Its a crazy price to pay, there are hundreds of great single malts and blended whiskeys out there.
For your average bloke in the street Bells, special reserve is nice £15.00 worth anybody`s money, if you want to spend a few quid more, Talisker 18 year old is nice and the best single malt in the world ( allegedly ) a 20 year old Yoichi from Japan, yeah you read it right, JAPAN is priced from £150 to £250. But if you`re buying it yourself Bells special reserve will do, if offered then try the rest, if you`re a millionaire go for it, i hope its worth the price!
6th December 2010
Why are we destined to suffer the interference of those who wish to disparage, but with little wit? Ho hum. I don't, and never will, know what it tastes like - but would like a true report of what it does to palates who have the chance to experience it.
7th December 2010
While I do have a (some may say very juvenile)sense of humour, can these comments not be monitored to ensure that those of us who would appreciate mature observations on the various whiskies don't have to sift through some of the nonsense posted so far? If these idiots feel they must post such infantile dross, there's always Facebook.
15th December 2010
It is a blasphemy to mix the gorgeous Coca Cola Zero with doubtful expired liquors that Scots think so high of. Coca Cola Zero should only be mixed with Johnny Walker or, of course, Jack Daniels. God bless America! And God bless proud Americans.
I have been reading this thread of reviews and what a delight! This is some of the funniest stuff ever. All the serious commentators need to have a good stiff drink and lighten up. We all need a giggle from time to time.
One question "Just Brought a Bottle" - where did you bring it from?
5th January 2011
You could get a highland park 50yo for 10 grand...
11th January 2011
I say old man, what what, your inference of interference is somewhat trifling in it's pomposity. Ho hum. Piffle and tosh. I too will never taste such masterful concoctions of the overly wealthsome and endowed members of society, but fear not sir, we can but stand in the shadows of bankers, landed gentry and the new rich with our mere 12 year old malts. (or indeed a 6 pack and a prostitute, oh to hell with it, 6 prostitutes!)
27th January 2011
I have sampled this bottle. It is ok, I guess. I had a few measures over spicy chicken wings and fried cheese. The spice of the drink was lost to the buffalo sauce, but the more stringent qualities worked well in washing down the mozzarella sticks. Switching back to my bud light was a nice relief though, as I didn't see what all the fuss was about.
That's ridiculous. Everyone knows you mix single malts with original coke to draw out the flavor.
One of my friends got me a bottle of this swill for my birthday as he knows me as being quite the drinker. Had a few pulls on this and immediately wanted to throw up. Quite possibly the worst thing I've ever had the displeasure of tasting. We mixed it with a good amount of Brisk Iced Tea and proceeded to play pong with the final amount, decided after wards to salvage this dive of an evening with some of Canada's finest, and classiest Whisky, that of course being the ever famed Black Velvet.
28th January 2011
Only one hundred were available for U.S. market. So it does not make sense for this product to have been reviewed here at all. The product was announced in 2007. So, inheritance and/or multiple gifts do not make sense.
8th February 2011
thanks all for the moments of comedy i had while reading the many comments, me? i think ill stick to Penderyn!
16th February 2011
Yall got to much money to be blowing that amount on whiskey? Seriously get real, why don't you invest that money into getting homeless children of the street.
26th February 2011
I have never had this, nor will I likely ever.. However, there is nothing finer than coke zero and a good single malt. It hides out the hideous flavors that come with scotch, and amplifies the sweetness of the coke zero. Great match!
Try mixing with sunny D
4th March 2011
10th March 2011
i wanna thank everyone for this because i was wondering if this site filtered out negitive reviews and only kept positive ones, i see now they filter out nothing, also the reviewer in question got the result he was looking for. on a lighter note (true story) i had a friend over and he was fixing himself drinks all night, next morning i noticed most of my bottle of hennessy vsop was gone, later i called and asked him if he drank it and he said" yeah i mixed it with cranberry juice" he truly had no idea how much it cost or what it was he just figured since there was no beer he thought he'd mix himself a drink lol, anyway cheers to everyone out there.
11th March 2011
But How Much!?!?! but if i did drink i would go for a bottle of JB any day
17th March 2011
prefer a mild taste myself, do like tobymory
19th March 2011
must be simply amazing. still i am starting to think that macallan and retailers around the globe play dearly with prices. i have bought a macallan 1994 vintage from gordon and macphail but i just cant seem to find over the net to compare prices. actually i cant find it anywhere. macallan has mixed up its name into may different bottlings, years, collections...this confuses the consumer
28th March 2011
19th April 2011
First of all, to my unrefined friends, please disregard the silliness of the posters who must belittle the upper eschelon of society. I had a couple of swallows of M55, I must say my upturned nose went even higher in the air! knowing that you could feed a small village of people with each sip made me want to gulp, but common sense and a refined tongue restrained the action. I poured a bit out of my snifter and onto my jacket potato, mixed it with sour cream and bacon, and went on to eat that too. To better understand the complexity, try to dump a few drops of bitters into your M55, you will be pleasantly surprised. :)
24th April 2011
i still cant find the bottle of whiskey i want!
27th April 2011
Id give it an 8. My wife thinks all this is tosh. I told her I have never even seen The Bill. La Quenta Por Favor.
23rd September 2011
Apparently there is an Mersey Mist follow on called Maccalad.
I Bought two bottles one for me and my crew while chillin in the studio. I poured the other one in the ground for my dead hommies!! RIP YELLA,EZ
28th November 2011
I think this is one of the definitive whiskies. Maybe some day I might taste such a wonderful thing. I'm sure it's better than the 18 year but I wonder how it compares to the other Macallans.
7th December 2012
Americans who bought this or pretend to have are either gold chain adorned brain addled rapp singers with too much money and no sense or wanabees of same, English folk who bought it are crazier than the norm there and all the rest just have most of their brain dissloved by the wonderfull gloww in the dark chemicals in their coke or cheep vodkas. the one thing we dont have is any real idea of what this thing tastes like, because if you think about it for a minute, the time of people who make or have enough money to buy this or be worth getting that as a gift is way too dear to spend it reading and writing in posts like this. so please have the decency to be poor in silence and stop behaving like you are on a reality show. some of us still want the real stuff, like actual reviews. thanks.
9th January 2013
You are a fricking dumass. Misspellings intentional so as to defeat the sensors.
3rd May 2013
You are an arrogant S.O.B. I have tried several McAllans and everyone is superb. You know nothing about taste, breeding or anything "normal". You see yourself as an aloft P.O.S. that feels him/her self above and beyond ev everyone else, which relegates you to the trash heap of cheap, worthless pieces of s*** world wide.
What else can I add? I want to taste it and experience it. Until then I can say nothing else, how else can I judge it? Knowing several other McAllans, I can say with certainty, it must be superb!
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11th July 2013