Macallan 12

Macallan 12

This was my gateway drug. Discovered at a speakeasy in South Carolina while helping a friend move, it was first real foray into great scotch. Prior to this I had been content to drink Mcelland’s Highland or Clan McGregor as I was a broke bum in my early 20’s. It tasted like liquid heaven.

Paid: $54 for 750ml

Region: Speyside

Distilled / Owned By: Macallan / Edrington Group

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Sherry Casks

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Burnt Amber

Nose: Chocolate, sherry, dried fruit, ginger, citrus, vanilla

Feel: Light to medium bodied

Taste: Vanilla, cinnamon, yellow cake, toffee & caramel, light roast coffee, raisins.

Finish: Light warmth and medium length, bits of ginger, citrus, dried fruits, and oak.

Overall: Still one of my favorite widely available sherried drams here in the U.S. but as the price keeps climbing and if anything the quality decreasing it tests my love of this classic.

Score: 88/100

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