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Macallan 12yr

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  • Distiller:

    Macallan

  • Bottler:

    Macallan

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: it's good for sure but this time, oh shock oh horror, I think I liked the FO [Fine Oak] a little better
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask is quite the gateway drug for new Scotch whisky drinkers.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: There is not an abundance of mystery in picking apart the 12-year offering from The Macallan. Going in with that understanding lends a great deal of versatility to the bottle which might otherwise go unnoticed in more deeply-stocked Scotch collections.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Relatively long in the finish, with spice, malt, oak, and a final hint of smoke.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: My thoughts on the Macallan 12 year old Sherry Oak has always been that it is one of those whiskies that is a cornerstone in the industry. Although, my opinion has changed after brands like GlenDronach, Tamdhu and Glenallachie joined the race.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's sweet and not at all bitter.
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  • Intro:

    This is an age stated release from The Macallan. It is the original, which means it is sherry matured, rather than oak and finish.

  • Nose:

    Thick, fruity sherry. Theres some chocolate, fig and a hint of clove spice. Its mildly earthy but very sweet. It amazes me how much sherry depth makes it in here in just 12 years and not at Cask Strength.

  • Taste:

    Thinner mouth feel but satisfying. Not at all hot, theres plenty of cocoa, raisins, mild earthiness and a good deal of fig and fresh, red grapes.

  • Finish:

    Medium but has a good bit of depth. Its sweet and not at all bitter. That same earthy, chocolatey sherry sticks around.

  • Overall:

    I don't know how to say it so I'll be blunt. I love it. I hate that I love it. I wish it was still the inexpensive product of yesteryear but for the price becoming a stretch but to me it's solid, age stated sherry at a not exorbitant price. I want to revisit Aberlour 12 NCF and see how they compare.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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