Macallan Select Oak
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.
A Good Dram
macallan select oak
A great dram for the price
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
Depends on the batch...
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.