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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.
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17th April 2017
Stopped at the Macallan distillery in Sept. 2016 and sampled several Macallan drams when we were visiting Scotland so when I had a chance I picked up a bottle at Duty Free. I'm not really sure how to describe my first and second tastes - While I'd readily admit that I can't really pick up on all of the complexities of Scotches (I just enjoy them) - this one left me puzzled - not bad but kind of non descript - just couldnt get a handle on it - certainly not a bad dram but in my opinion not an outstanding one either - especially for the price point - However from the other reviews that I read, perhaps it could have been the batch I got ?
8th April 2017
Great to kick back with this single malt scotch after long day. Very fruity nose, apples, rose pastels, lots of marshmallows! Light in the palate and extremely long finish with a lot of spices and yes! Lingering chocolate notes! Satisfaction.
26th January 2017
Have tried this many times in hope that I can find something I like about this whisky. It just seems bland and lacks complexity. It's fairly smooth but this one isn't for me.
9th November 2016
One of a kind, the best of the bests certainly. Very strong smooth and a large taste of scotch. Just very excellent.
25th September 2016
6th June 2016
My first macallan. Drink better single malt for less money. Just ok.
5th June 2016
One of the best
17th May 2016
Nothing distinctive about it. Lacking complexity.
16th May 2016
The first time I tried this fine whiskey about 6 years ago, my palate refuses to have any other whiskey,it's just delicious. The 12 year is ok but they differ a little from each other.
8th April 2016
Smooth. The flavor is excellent. A must go to for every scotch enthusiast.
5th April 2016
Very smooth whisky. I like this whisky much.
17th March 2016
Super smooth. Wonderful mouth feel. Flavourful and warm.The best thing is no hangover next day
7th March 2016
2nd February 2016
Smooth, refined and tasty. Can't stop drinking it.
30th January 2016
24th December 2015
The bottle I obtained at Changi Duty Free was spicy, went down the throat a little harder than I expected. Would still prefer the Balvenie 16yo triple cask for beginner drinkers.
17th August 2015
first timer with this dram and its very smooth and rich, with a soft palate and honey fruity sweetness , great to enjoy after meals or with friends.
13th July 2015
What year is this bottle? 12 years or 15 years
29th June 2015
Where can I purchase this in Vancouver ,Canada. First got it at YVR. Perfect taste for mild whiskey.
26th March 2015
The select oak always has a place on my shelf, a great speyside with plenty of flavour to enjoyed. A nice smooth dram with good flavours that last on the taste buds. My bottle is half way down and I will be picking another one up next time I'm through duty free.
15th March 2015
I have tasted both the good and the bad versions of this...worlds apart...Macallan should do smth about its consistency...
25th December 2014
I was in Scotland a couple of years back and grabbed a bottle from duty free on the way back home. It was about the best bottle of anything I've tried in the sub 100 bucks category... amazingly smooth and heavy on the vanilla. just beautiful. And then about a year later I saw a bottle while visiting San Francisco and immediately grabbed it with a smile as I looked forward to experiencing more of a truly excellent experience... but this second bottle was like a completely different scotch. harsh and peppery with little redeeming qualities.It's only two samples so I won't state it's a trend or anything, but my working theory is that the Scots keep the good batches for themselves and send the lesser batches overseas hehe. Perhaps they're in cahoots with the tourist board and it's a conspiracy to get tourists to revisit Scotland hehe.
12th December 2014
I'm a relative newbie to whisky, however, I do like this. It's not as good as the 21 yo Old Pultney I tried recently but it is still enjoyable. It has a good mouth feel and a lovely long finish but is let down by a lack of depth that I would have expected from a Macallan (similar to a lot of NAS whiskys unfortunately) and quite a sour nose. I would recommend getting it if it's discounted but there are better whiskys for the money.Good for NAS whisky but nothing special
10th December 2014
Just poured my second glass ... very good.
22nd November 2014
21st November 2014
don't know if I got bad batch but found it average like any other normal Whisky.Not worth its price.
10th November 2014
5th November 2014
This doesn't burn going down. Nice and warming at the bottom. Smells like a protein fart. Average tasting for the price. Palate and finish are somewhat correct but the nose straight sucks. Choking it down because i'm deployed and don't have any Laphroig, Balvenie or any of my other go to's.
7th August 2014
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.....
10th March 2014
Quite agree with above reviews...avoid at all cost!Szarik
9th December 2013
nose: Sulfur. Rotten eggs. Bad.palate: a bit of woody taste, then the bad sulfur taste hits you.finish: long and bad.Don't buy.
25th November 2013
Has a extremely off putting sulfuric nose, so bad you cannot nose it, taste is just ok but nothing memorable at all here, tastes like a very average whisky and hard to believe it is a Macallan. After several attempts to "like" it with a die hard Macallan fan we both gave up and couldn't get past 100ml.
8th November 2013
stay away from this one wiskey lovers. not giving age, and it's a blended they Call singel malt. i mean it's blended from single malt casks. what a joke. macallan used to be My fav, but no more. in fact no more bottle Will come into My house.
27th October 2013
Sulfuric notes spread out until one quarter of bottle , maybe because of sherry cask, but after this a great flavour and nose grew: chocolate, sherry and vamilla.its really creamy and smooth. Definitely a stunning choice.
10th September 2013
Very nice on the nose, almonds, wallnuts, vamilla, litlle citrus. Medium bodie . Great on the palate, sweet, Apple pie, marzipan, long finishing, definitely worth a purchase!
25th December 2012