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The Macallan 1996 18 Year Old Sherry Oak

(70cl, 43.0%)
The Macallan 1996 18 Year Old Sherry Oak

The Macallan 1996 18YO Details

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What's in a name? The Macallan 1996 18 Year Old Sherry Oak whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled The Macallan 1996 18 Year Old Sherry Oak whiskey, rather than whisky.

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The Macallan 1996 18YO Bottling Note

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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The Macallan 1996 18YO (3cl Sample)
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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    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.

    24th June 2014

    Not as good as expected

    Very close to the 12 year standard. Color and taste much lighter than the 1995. Slightly disappointing for me. In my oppinion overpriced now.

    17th June 2014

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