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Macallan Gold

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  • Intro:

    Distilled at Macallan and matured in Spanish sherry casks, Macallan Gold is bottled at 40% abv with no word on coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Some rich sherry notes on the nose - fig, blackberry, musty tobacco and a hint of baking spice and cranberry. Light nuttiness and brown sugar.

  • Taste:

    Thin on the palate - extremely feeble. No ethanol, but not a lot of character, either. Light and sweet, there's some maple, pepper, light malt character and some fig and honey.

  • Finish:

    Short finish, it's gone before you know it. Very little character on the back palate as it wisps away.

  • Overall:

    A strong start gives way to a disappointing trajectory. Macallan Gold is a perfect business class whiskey - approachable and expensive, but not too expensive, and goes down entirely too easy. If you're looking for a great sherried dram, you'd do best to keep looking for something that can stand up for itself.

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  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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