Macallan Select Oak Bottling Note
From Macallan's Travel Retail Range - The 1824 Collection - comes this lovely whisky aged in American oak seasoned with either sherry or bourbon, and first fill European oak sherry casks. Delightful.
Nose: Toasted oak, pepper and marshmallows, fruits, Black Forest Gateaux.
Palate: Nutty, almonds, calves leather, vanilla, sherried peels and ginger.
Finish: Mulled wine spices and malt.
Slightly Sour Nose, But Good Mouthfeel and Flavor
Macallan is Macallan
Macallan Select Oak
I tried a sample at a Duty Free Shop wondering what to buy for my favorite Uncle. It had a slight bite when I first to a sip but the finish was great!
26th June 2014
Well I cant say that I agree with a lot of the negative reviews, I had my first experience with this gem sitting on a ocean front patio in Cabo, was a nice change and I had to track a bottle down on my trip home. I very much enjoyed the earthy oak flavor that teased me long after I was done... great finish... I will continue purchasing this when I get near a location that sells it since I cant find it in my home country.... very much suggest everyone tries it at least once
10th June 2014
chocolate, on the sweet side, and a little oak. smooth. but not much else going for it.
19th April 2014
Wow!! Either the people reviewing got a bad batch or I got a really good one?? I don´t know. I really like tihis whisky, to me its like the "AMBER" but eith nose and character. The finish is so long that I could htat I could write a poem on it. Its so lovely that it has become a reference point to me. I definetely like it and do not understand how other reviews can say it is bad as I have had similat Scotches that have excellent reviews. At the end of the day, MACALLAN Iis MACALLAN and to me it is worthy of the name…
21st March 2014
I agree to some extent with the more critical reviews of this Scotch. The nose is a little sour. That said, it isn't off-putting. The mouthfeel and flavor make up for that minor concern, in my opinion. Perhaps being a fan of bourbon helps, as well.
Since I received this as a gift, I can't really say whether I would purchase this for myself. There are other Scotches that are definitely better. And I do feel like this Scotch may be slightly overpriced.
But overall, The Macallan Select Oak is a good single malt.
16th March 2014
Whisky isn't of a great caliber but the sulfur and absolute negative reviews have no place.
Different tasting, a bit sourish, probably from the bourbon casks. By no means sweet, but pleasant tasting.
The heat "explosion" when it hits the stomach is nice, doesn't burn in the throat at all.
Maybe you guys got a bad batch is all i can say.....