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The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak

(70cl, 40%)

The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak

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The Macallan 12 Sherry Bottling Note

Released as part of Macallan’s ever-wonderful Sherry Oak range comes this 12 Year Old. It has spent its entire maturation in sherry-seasoned oak casks from Jerez, and is bottled at 40% ABV after its 12 years of ageing. It’s full of all those hallmark dried fruit and marmalade notes we’ve come to know and love from a sherried Macallan.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Crisp and sweet. There are notes of sultanas and fresh apple blossom. There is a defined floral note followed by Sherry hints. Calvados emerges with a tropical fruit note and golden syrup.

Palate: Medium-body and quite firm. There are notes of hot pastries and marmalade, sultanas and peels with a developing sweetness from the barley sugar.

Finish: Good length with a solid oaked note.

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Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak Reviews

Macallan 12YO

One of the best 12yo I've had. Smooth and delicious. Highly recommended.

7th October 2021

Too Light compare with the old stock(Brown Box)

Disappointed with the taste

26th September 2021

Disappointing

I found the flavours much less subtle than I expect from a Macallan, especially a 12. Alcohol and calvados dominate from start to end and ruin any of the sherry/fruits finish. If it was half the price I’d still be disappointed.

13th August 2021

Top quality

The best whisky
Sven-Erik Sweden

28th June 2021

DONT BUY

mac 12 has been my fav over 15 years, they changed, no sherry or vanilla, NOY WORTH BUYING

18th May 2021

Caramel and velvet

Excellent caramel with a beautiful texture the longer it sits on the palate.

1st May 2021

Nice

Cool

9th December 2020

Alcohol forward not sherry

I’m a regular 12 year old double cask fan - it’s my go to drink. I thought I’d tray myself and this was such a let down. It’s 50% more price and tastes harsher - the first sip is too alcohol forward. Seems to me all they did was added 3% to the alcohol and added 50% to the price
Stick with the double cask

8th December 2020

Perfect 12 year old

This is my go-to 12 year old whisky. It is consistently excellent with a wonderful sherried flavour, sweet but not too much so and a long woody aftertaste that lingers. Yes it's around £70, so comparatively expensive to other 12's, but worth it in my opinion. It never lasts long on my shelf.

6th September 2020

Not what it used to be ,poor compared to older bottlings.

I used to drink Macallan 10 sherry and if we could get it 12 sherry wood.It has been probably 10 years since I last purchased Macallan in any form and with what they are charging for it these days its frankly depressing.I recently tried (before lockdown) the recent 12 sherry wood with my friend Leigh from Canada and he used to be a great fan of the 12 bottled at 43 abv.Big disappointment from both of us and we agreed if you want a good sherry hit we would rather buy a Springbank 15 and for considerably less price.I recently spoke to my local whisky retailer and he said Macallan is a shadow of the whisky we had in the 80s and 90s.That is a big malt specialist that told me that.Wake up Macallan and go back to better casks ,that have held sherry for years not just been rinsed.Also up the ABV as £80 for a so so Macallan is taking the mick.Leigh said I can buy nearly 2 better whiskies for what is being asked for what is called a good !!! Macallan these days

26th June 2020

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