Macallan Edition 3 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Macallan Edition 3

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  • Distiller:

    Macallan

  • Bottler:

    Macallan

  • ABV:

    48.3%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The palate is silky and offers a big citrus fruit hit, Bit-O-Honey, then creamy milk chocolate. Milk chocolate persists through the long, fruity finish, with attendant sweet oak.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Deft use of these barrels has made something teasing but a little bit lovely too.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: The Macallan Edition No. 3 is an intriguing dram and gets a variety of responses from those in our whisky circle that have interacted with it.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I liked this as much as Edition 2, and a hair more than Edition 1. There was a little astringency in the palate, but the nose was really quite nice.
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  • Intro:

    This is The Macallan's third release in their Edition line of expressions.

  • Nose:

    Very fruity compared to the first two edition, so far. Vanilla cream, apples, pears, stewed fruits but more effervescent. Less tobacco here, very little oak.

  • Taste:

    Sulfur, sweet vanilla. Some caramel and toffee. Oak reappears, light pepper, some faint tobacco. Mild astringency, but nothing like Edition 1. Overall it's nice and sweet, mostly caramel and toffee, with faint sherry and a mild oak body.

  • Finish:

    Long, sweet, but peppery. Some heat here. Oak reappears. Feels a little disjointed, but not fatally so. Admittedly a very rich finish.

  • Overall:

    I liked this as much as Edition 2, and a hair more than Edition 1. There was a little astringency in the palate, but the nose was really quite nice.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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