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Macallan 18 Fine Oak

Macallan 18 Fine Oak

Macallan 18 Fine Oak 987 555 Federico Bosco

Since 2004 Macallan have in its core range the Fine Oak series: this bottlings are created from a mix of ex-sherry barrels (the distillery trademark in the past) and ex-bourbon barrels. This whisky has an important aging and Macallan is one of the best-known distilleries globally.

  • ABV: 43%
  • Cask: Triple Cask Matured
  • Age: 18 years
  • No. of Bottles: not declared
  • Price Range: € 100 – 250
  • Availability: low
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Tasting notes MACALLAN 18 FINE OAK

Nose: intense spicy notes, culminating in white pepper, are accompanied by a touch of cinnamon. It is then the turn of fruity aromas, among which a mix of peach and apricot is perceivable. There are also notes of citrus (lemon and cedar). Completing the bouquet, a nuance of yellow melon.

Palate: velvety and rounded. The first sip result a little watered down. It resumes almost immediately with notes of fine spices, including white pepper and paprika. The sherry component is quite evident but not overwhelming: a mix of red fruit, mainly sour cherry and plum.

Finish: medium persistence. Not particularly complex. White pepper, fruit and spices get delivered.

The Macallan 18 Fine Oak is a whisky with two sides: on one hand the complexity coming from the aging is evident, on the other hand the ease of drinking makes it very interesting for anyone. A easy product to appreciate.

Rating: 88

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