Macallan Classic Cut 2018 Edition Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Macallan Classic Cut 2018 Edition

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  • Distiller:

    Macallan

  • Bottler:

    Macallan

  • ABV:

    51.2%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: A little rough, probably one for the hipflask.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: Despite fruity aromas I liked in the palate, the body doesn't make you feel that high proof feeling you want.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I rebought several original Mac CC's but I think that I would easily skip over rebuying this. The most noticeable difference is in the finish.
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  • Intro:

    This is an annual re-release of a product line established by Macallan in 2017. Classic Cut is a NAS sherry expression from The Macallan that is bottled at cask strength. There is some concern that this release won't hold up against last years release (which I was quite fond of) but the only way to tell is to try it. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Sweet nutty toffee, honey and sticky stewed fruits. Raspberry, dates, amaretto and currant. Nutty, sweet, sherry powerful.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium mouth feel. No real heat. Honey, toffee, rich stewed fruits. Sweet blackberry, currant, raspberry and fig. Light musty tobacco.

  • Finish:

    Short, a bit hot. Not as much going on here. Toffee, faint stewed fruits, light astrigent plastic note.

  • Overall:

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. I rebought several original Mac CC's but I think that I would easily skip over rebuying this. The most noticeable difference is in the finish.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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