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The Macallan 18 year old Sherry Oak

This is sometimes refered to as the "Rolls Royce of Whisky", often by Macallan marketing department, but this is good stuff.  The nose has sherry (no surprise), dried fruits, orange peel and dark chocolate.  None of the slight rubbery note in the nose I get with younger Macallan expressions.  The taste is very smooth and rich, creamy and even after 18 years in a cask not overly woody or oaked.   Really well balanced, drying with leather and perhaps a little smoke in the finish.  An after dinner treat and one of my favorites.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': Yes

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