The Macallan 15 Year Old Fine Oak
The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Details
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Whisky or Whiskey
What's in a name? The Macallan 15 Year Old Fine Oak whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled The Macallan 15 Year Old Fine Oak whiskey, rather than whisky.
The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Bottling Note
An exceptional 15 year old from the Macallan. This was matured in a mix of sherry and bourbon, one of the best from the fine oak range.
The nose is quite subtle and of medium-body. There are notes of rich, lush stone fruits and Bramley apple, a hint of peel and some Calvados notes. There are some dry wood notes with a definite mustiness. The palate is quite full and round with plenty of bourbon notes. The winter spices and vanilla crème abound with a chewy oak underlying. A little dark chocolate appears. The finish is of medium-length with dry oak.
15 Fine Oak
I was hoping to find something in the Macallan range near the quality of 18 that didn't cost nearly as much. Huge mistake grabbing this bottle. I'm sitting here drinking it just to kill it and get it out of my sight.
The smell is deceptive, you can detect some wood and subtle fruits. As soon as it hits your tongue, all flavors disappear. Initially, it just tastes like light alcohol, extremely clinical and dry, then the alcohol begins to dissipate and you're left with what basically tastes like water. You get a bit of smoke and the tiniest hint of toffee in the finish, but that's about it. Extremely whatever, you'll do better with almost anything else for the price.
31st March 2014
Bought this to supplement my growing collection with something that was well reviewed from Macallan in the price range.
I messed up.
Don't get me wrong, it's not the worst dram I've ever had. But wow.. there really isn't much to it. All i get is alcohol on the palate... Overly dry- not a hint of sweetness. You can smell a bit of oak on the nose, but not much else.
I think there's a bunch of pumped up reviews out there to get this crap off the shelves.
For the same price, the Lagavulin 16 is 50 times the value.
16th February 2014
You spelled allergic wrong-- but I'll drink to that and your note implying to "just drink the damn Scotch, will ya?!"
1st January 2014
What the heck you fools talking about? It taste like booze. With a hint of bile and the promise of a hangover. Wait a minute! I am alergic to plum!
26th December 2013
Just relax " tacky and shoddy looking" this is Macallan time
this is one of the better 12 year old sherried whiskies I've tasted sofar. Smooth, round, lingering long, very long in your mouth with hints of peaches and plums, malt, sweetness from buttered candies, an old fashioned Macallan. Not a great body though, however a well, very well made Speysider.
18th April 2013
15year old tasting
And YOU spelled the word "the" wrong. Tacky and shoddy looking.
19th August 2012
Good spot, it now says wood, not owod!
11th January 2011
15year old tasting
Back to Form at Macallan!
You spelled thevword "wood" wrong. Tacky and shoddy looking.
10th January 2011
In recent years there has been a definite lowering of standards at that Mecca of Speyside distilleries - Macallan. You can usually tell when a previously great disillery goes off the boil by the number of 'special editions' and different wood finishes it begins to employ! The staple 10 yo and 12 yo became very bland. This expression however proves Macallan can still compete & compare with the best. Classically smooth, rounded and balanced. Welcome back!
16th December 2009