Insider knowledge: The Macallan Ruby - 1824 Series whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be The Macallan Ruby - 1824 Series whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Rich wedding cake and espresso, cocoa, a little clove and walnut.
Palate: Raspberry coulis, maraschino, prunes, marmalade.
Finish: Long and rich, dark berries and ginger.
Overall: Big, bold, fruity sherried Speyside.
I tried this after my Dad bought a bottle for himself. It's one of the smoothest scotch single malts I have ever had. In my opinion it's not got the complexities of a Glenlivet 15 or 21 yo but instead very easy drinking with loads of flavour from the sherry cask. The colour is immense too. I would definitely consider a bottle of this if I was looking to spend £100+ on a bottle. I've scored this a 10 as I have no criticisms.
28th June 2014
Really easy drinking straight out of the bottle. Deep sherry flavor but less viscous than the 12 or 18. At about $200 with shipping it's steep, but when has Macallan ever been cheap. It's a great dram by any standard. Easy drinking with a complex notes of sherry wood, fruits, and almost a cherry liquor finish. Just buy one. You know you want it.
9th June 2014
I live in Seattle and received my order in 2 days. So incredible...so dangerous! You guys should get into the flowers selling biz to appease the wives who frequently receive the shipment. The Ruby is fantastic. If you live in the states, do it! The no age statement is interesting and in my opinion it's a 15-21yo. It bears a similar taste/feeling to the 18 sherry/oak.
My main point is that 1) I can't buy my current shipment in the US. And 2) if I buy Macallan 18 here, it's $190.
Keep up the good work gents! You have a customer for life!
20th July 2013