The Macallan 1996 18YO
Another year, another greatly anticipated 18 year old Macallan single malt matured in Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. This is the 1996 vintage and it's just as gorgeous as previous bottlings.
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Nose: Soft, plump raisins, ginger snaps dusted with cinnamon and vanilla creaminess. Oak in the background.
Palate: Stewed apples, again dusted with cinnamon. The oak from the nose develops. Clove and hints of orange peel.
Finish: Lasting notes of toffee, raisin and that final hint of oak.
Overall: A top-notch dram, rich and satisfying.
A great Macallan
just to let you know that this is IMHO a very good Macallan however unfortunately overpriced as many whiskies are these days
12th November 2014
If you're at this review and wondering if you should pull the trigger, I think you should. This scotch is a classic. It's something that you can pour and always know that it will deliver. Whether you just ate a steak and want something to sip after dinner, or you're watching television on a random Wednesday, this whisky will be your friend for both. One suggestion I can give when drinking this whiskey is to pour a dram and then add 2-3 table spoons of ice cold water to it. It really brings out the subtle raisins and dampens the sherry note a bit so you can taste everything else. This is truly a gem, and 20 years from now this bottle will be worth $750, so if you don't drink it, don't be afraid to collect it. But drink it. No sense waiting 20 years when you can just have it now.
12th November 2014
The Macallan 18 Sherry needs to be treated slowly. Keep it in the glass for at least 10 Minutes because there is some harsh alcohol at the beginning. But then you get tender smells of everything that is described above. This is why I think it's the best (haven't jet had the chance to try the 25 Sherry).
Also the palate, don't expect something big, it's subtle, mellow and classi. For me a wonderful balance between dark fruit flavours and christmas spices, like a perfume for winter, if you know what I mean.
14th October 2014
Same comment as above.
Macallan should sell this to China and charge them double. I changed my favour to Balvenie which is far better in quality at this price level.