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Macallan 18 yo 1995

Macallan 18 yo 1995

Macallan 18 yo 1995 788 554 Federico Bosco

This Macallan belongs to the “classic” line of the distillery and is aged exclusively in ex sherry casks. A hard to find bottle, it maintains the characteristics which made the Scottish distillers great in the past. It should be on every passionate whisky drinker’s list.

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  • ABV: 43%
  • Casks: ex Sherry Oak
  • Age: 18 years
  • Number of bottles: not declared
  • Price range: €250-500
  • Availability: low

Tasting notes MACALLAN 18 yo SHERRY WOOD

Nose: the sherry influence can immediately be smelled. Berries, cherries and strawberries, are accompanied by notes of plum. Afterwards it’s the turn of nuts, almond and hazelnut to be specific. After a minute or so, a suave flavor of white pepper appears. Everything is convoluted by hints of milk chocolate.

Palate: complex. The gradation is adequate. Sweet, but not excessive. Red fruits, among which are cherries and black cherries and after a few seconds also strawberries can be tasted, are perceptible at first. The peppery sensation returns after a few moments. Then it reveals notes of cocoa and hazelnut. A bitter wooden sensation concludes the palate.

Finale: long persistence. Extremely coherent with the palate. Notes of red fruits. Slightly astringent. Delicate spices last for a long time. Cocoa and coffee beans.

Overall a glorious benchmark of the past. This product renews year after year the complexity and pleasantness of this distillery. The balance between the different components is excellent, complexity is medium-high. It can excite any palate.

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