Insider knowledge: The Macallan Collectors Vintage 1951 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be The Macallan Collectors Vintage 1951 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
The nose is rich and warming, there are notes of winter spice; cinnamon and cloves and espresso beans. Hints of sherried sultanas and aniseed with a thick oaken, over-ripe pear creeps in. The palate is thick and full. There are notes of rubber and heather roots, ash and winter spice with fruitcake and a gentle, chewy peat. The finish is long and dry with smoke and barley sugar.
Stunning malt through and through! on the plus side after consuming the full bottle using no hands and a twirly straw I found that I was savagely intoxicated......... the real plus was that I works like Viagra I haven't been able to roll over in bed for 2 weeks now!!!! The wife is that impressed with its attributes that we have managed to secure a free prescription from the doc............. God bless the N.H.S
18th June 2013
This drink is really strong. Even with just standard 25ml shot I had to use a can and a half of cherry coke to mask the horrible taste. Never got drunk as I ran out of coke.
15th August 2012
my grandad purchases one of these, apparently saving it for the day Margaret Thatcher kicked the bucket. instead, whilst he was away on holiday last year, i was left to look after his bungalow and supped the whole lot (whilst watching the Iron Lady dvd) and it was superb. Anyway, when the time comes, I'm sure he won't noticed, I refilled the bottle with classic Bells, I hear that it pretty great too!
16th July 2012
bought two of these as i always like to round up
This scotch tastes like scotch.
13th July 2012
I managed to buy a bottle last year and still have some left.
I always drink the scotches but keep the packaging and bottles.
Taste is very heavy on the sherry and taste of vanilla and almonds.
To be perfectly honest I much prefer the 10 year old sherry oak macallans.
12th July 2012
£4K for 4 stars? Ach, it was born the same year as me so it must be worth it.
28th May 2012
After finishing my night shift working as security at Walmart, I found this waiting on me in the morning mail.
I sat down and cracked open the case with a hammer and pulled the bottle out to begin my journey.
The scotch pairs well with Nightwing's Salisbury Steak and Mac dinner, providing a sweet finish to the Apple Crisp dessert tray. I mixed a bit with my RC Cola that I take with me to work the next night and let me tell you... For $.59 cents a can, RC Cola is the best companion you can find to mix with this quality of scotch. I wouldn't burden yourself with mixing it with swill like Pepsi or Dr. Pepper when you can get RC Cola at the dollar store for $3 for a sixer.
I took my 25 year old Laphroaig and poured it down the drain the next night as I ordered another two bottles of the 1951.
24th May 2012
Narrowly edged by Cuttysark, Otherwise a great everyday dram.
15th January 2012
If used in cooking, pair with pork fritters. Yum!
10th January 2012
Tastes amazing with cherry limeade
Bought a bottle for my mistress Helen Taylor, she didn't think much of it so we swapped it for a zoot down Maidenhall shops.
4th January 2012
Tasted like the dogs dinner
Had a sip and didn't really like it, swapped it for a g**m of c*****e
Monthly Malt are trying to get a re-bottling together to send out 30ml tasters to members. I hear good things from them about this whiskey
30th December 2011
I only started to appreciate this expression after the eighth bottle but unfortunately I can't remember what it tasted like. It was a very expensive night.
23rd December 2011
Fantastic if you need to unwind after a hard days trading
Obtained a case for a good friends wedding. The response was unbelievable would recommend if you want to impress and a family function.
tastes of whorls of translucent wonder dripping through a elegant Scottish wonderland of playful nutty spice things who can SEE sounds, HEAR tastes and FEEL colours...probably...I dropped my bottle on the bus on the way home and got thrown off for weeing myself
16th December 2011
Really nice , well worth the money and tastes great with fresh pug , 5 stars!
15th December 2011
@ In line with other comments:
Based on your recommendations, I tried this on the bumper of my Roller and it stripped the solid silver straight off. You owe me another bottle of this!
1st December 2011
27th November 2011
I invested in a bottle as i heard that whiskey could keep people warm and i wished to save on the heating bills.
It did keep me warm, and in the two days it took me too drink this bad boy i was toasty, cosy, happy and many other descriptive terms which end in'Y'
But now i find the warming effect has quickly worn off..my wife complained that the investment was 'stupid' and that she and the children had frozen over the previous two days and that they are all going to live with her mother, adding that i had also become incoherent.
Whilst i enjoyed this whiskey immensley, i feel it should be made clear that it is not a viable alternative to gas/electricity/solid fuel for warming yourself.
26th November 2011
I bought this for jesus on our second date, but he just threw it in my face. Not recommended.
12th October 2011
Great with diet Dr.Pepper. Best way to enjoy it is in my goblet of gold.
8th October 2011
This pairs well with Cristal Pepsi
16th September 2011
I bought a case of this for a special curry i was cooking at home, tasted a sip and then decided to give the rest to the dog..
21st July 2011
Yes, this is fantastic. Although the taste is way beyond me, I found a little poured on a rag works wonders on the chrome of my old Bugatti.
4th July 2011
I got this as a gift for my friend Kevin who works in Riverdale. He really wanted it for his birthday. I got a few bottles for myself too and couldn't resist! It started with a sip and I finished all 3 bottles...
4th May 2011
Better than highlnd park 40 year old aged single malt or any japanese s**t this is truly amazing BUY a bottle now u have to or tell the masters of malt to give samples of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
25th June 2010